An Oklahoma “monster” gunned down his brother and three of his personal kids within the taking pictures rampage that killed six folks, police and relations stated.
Jarron Deajon Pridgeon, 25, lived on the Muskogee house with his brother, Javarion Lee, 24, and the 5 kids between the ages of 1 and 9 who had been killed in an early Tuesday massacre, police stated.
The mom of the kids, Brittany Anderson, was additionally shot, however was listed in steady situation at a Tulsa hospital, Tulsa World reported.
Police recognized the younger victims late Tuesday as Jalaiya Pridgeon, 1, Jaidus Pridgeon, 3, Concord Anderson, 5, Neveah Pridgeon, 6, and 9-year-old Que’dynce Anderson.
Raven Anderson, an aunt of the slain kids, stated she’s struggling to know what allegedly motivated Pridgeon.
“He isn’t an individual, he’s a monster,” Anderson informed KOTV. “And on high of being a monster, he’s a coward for doing what he did … I don’t know what sort of individual would try this, not to mention an individual who might take the lives of their very own children.”
It’s unclear why Pridgeon allegedly opened fireplace. A message in search of further remark from Muskogee police spokeswoman Lynn Hamlin was not instantly returned early Wednesday.
Pridgeon was arrested after a foot chase on the house, the place cops responded on a report of a number of folks shot and encountered an armed suspect later recognized because the Muskogee man.
Mayor Marlon Coleman issued a press release Tuesday saying the slayings left town “paralyzed with grief.”
“Many of us went to mattress resting in anticipation of tomorrow’s hopes, solely to have woke up to know that 5 infants with limitless potential are now not with us; their lives taken prematurely, their households grappling with a brand new horror, and our neighborhood paralyzed with grief,” Coleman stated.
An nameless donor has provided to pay for the victims’ funerals, relations informed KOTV.
Pridgeon remained in custody Wednesday on complaints of first-degree homicide and assault and battery with a harmful weapon, the Muskogee Phoenix reported. It’s unclear if he’s employed an legal professional who might communicate on his behalf.
Neighbors, in the meantime, informed the newspaper that the victims had moved into the house simply weeks in the past.