Three individuals, including two teenagers and one adult, have been apprehended and face multiple charges, including murder, following a tragic drive-by shooting in Moore that claimed the life of a 16-year-old and caused injuries to several others, Your Content has learned.
The District Attorney’s office, under the leadership of Greg Mashburn, has confirmed that a 15-year-old female, Martinez Johnson (17 years old), and Jarelle Johnson (19 years old) are now facing charges, including Murder in the First Degree and Shooting with Intent to Kill.
Additionally, Martinez Johnson has an extra charge of Possession of a Firearm After Delinquent Adjudication.
According to court documents, Martinez Johnson drove his 15-year-old girlfriend and Jarelle Johnson from Oklahoma City to Moore at approximately 12:45 a.m.
on Sunday, June 25. Their purpose was to facilitate a confrontation between the 15-year-old and another female.
As stated in an affidavit, Jarelle informed the police that Martinez brought a firearm and provided him with one for the purpose of protecting the girl.
Upon their arrival, Jarelle and Martinez claimed to have observed a group of individuals standing by the roadside, with one person appearing to possess a firearm.
The affidavits report that Jarelle stated he never actually saw a gun but believed the individual’s movements suggested their possession of one, prompting him to open fire. Both teenagers were involved in the shooting incident.
Tragically, a 16-year-old male succumbed to his injuries the following day, having sustained gunshot wounds to various parts of his body, including the head, torso, limbs, and groin.
Another victim, an 18-year-old, was shot seven times in the lower extremities, while a juvenile of undisclosed age suffered a gunshot wound to the chin.
The female intended to engage in the fight, whom the 15-year-old was reportedly targeting, managed to escape without any gunshot injuries but did sustain minor scratches and scrapes while fleeing the scene.
After the shooting, Martinez admitted to disposing of the firearms in Lake Hefner, as per the information provided in the affidavit.
Jarelle Johnson’s arraignment is scheduled for Friday at 1:30 p.m., while the two underage suspects will be arraigned later that day at 3:30 p.m., according to the statement from Mashburn’s office, according to KFOR.