Two Arrested In Connection To Luther Man's Shooting Death
LUTHER, Oklahoma - Two people have been arrested in connection to the shooting death of a Luther, Oklahoma, man.
According to the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s office, at about 3:18 a.m. Monday, July 11, a woman called to report that her husband, 22-year-old Tyler Muck, had been shot at a home in the 17000 block of Sorghum Mill Rd./NE 234th in Luther.
When deputies arrived, they found Muck with an apparent gunshot wound. Medical Personnel pronounced Muck dead on scene.
The woman who reported the incident and another male were at the scene when deputies arrived. They were transported to the Sheriff’s office’s Investigation's Division and were interviewed by Investigators. Both reported that William Haywood shot Tyler Muck in self-defense.
On July 14, investigators conducted a second interview with both people. During this interview, investigators learned that Muck never threatened Haywood with a firearm, eliminating that the shooting was in self-defense.
Investigators learned that Haywood intervened during a confrontation between the woman and Muck. Haywood struck Muck twice with a firearm in the head area. Haywood then shot Muck, striking him in the facial area.
On July 15, Investigators learned that Haywood fled the area to Tahlequah in Cherokee County.
Investigators also spoke to a witness, who reported that on July 11, Patience Vaughn contacted her and requested that she pick up Haywood at a convenience store located at S.E. 15th and High in Oklahoma City.
The witness picked up Haywood and traveled to the area of S.E. 44th and Sunnylane to pick up Vaughn. The witness dropped off Haywood and Vaughn at the Plaza Inn in Oklahoma City. Before getting out of the witness’ vehicle, Vaughn reportedly said that Haywood had shot someone and told the witness to be quiet about it.
The witness reported that she heard from a mutual friend that Vaughn's stepmother picked up Vaughn and Haywood from the Plaza Inn. Investigators discovered that Vaughn's stepmother lives in Tahlequah. Investigators requested for assistance from the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office to search the stepmother's home. During that search officials located Haywood and Vaughn. Both were placed under arrest for their outstanding warrants.
A charge of first-degree murder against Haywood will be submitted to the District Attorney's Office for criminal filing. Haywood currently has active warrants stemming from this case for felony possession of a firearm and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
A charge of harboring against Vaughn will be submitted to the District Attorney's Office for criminal filing. Vaughn currently has an active warrant out of Oklahoma County.