Brother Of Shooter In SW OKC Murder-Suicide Speaks Out - - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |


Brother Of Shooter In SW OKC Murder-Suicide Speaks Out

Posted: Updated:
Police identifies shooter and victim in murder-suicide case. Police identifies shooter and victim in murder-suicide case.

Nick Blake doesn’t have the words to describe how he feels. Wednesday, police said his brother, 35-year old Zachary Blake, got into an argument with his longtime girlfriend, 30-year-old Desirae Parnell, in the parking lot of a shopping center near S.W. 119th and Western Ave. Parnell walked away and police said Blake shot her then turned the gun on himself.

12/8/16 Related Story: Police Identify Victim, Shooter In SW OKC Murder-Suicide 

Nick said he never saw this coming. His brother, he said, just wasn’t that type of person.

"No. Everybody was blindsided by it.” Nick said, “His best friends. People he lived with. His closest friends. None of us saw this."

Nick said his brother was a good man. Funny. Outgoing. He said Zachary loved Desirae and he loved their two sons, ages five and seven years old.

"That's the hardest part for me. Knowing they won't have a mother. Or a father,” said Nick.

Nick said if he had the chance to talk to his brother just one more time, he’d tell him he loves him. But he wouldn’t ask him why he did this.

“He had his reasons I guess.” Nick said, “Some things you just don't want to know."

Nick said the two boys will be living with Parnell’s parents. 

Special Features

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.


Breaking political news & the latest headlines from the state capitol & D.C.


See where weather is happening using our live interactive radars.


Spend your money wisely with reviews of new tech gadgets & the latest news in technology.

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive
Powered by Frankly
News 9
7401 N. Kelley Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111 is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KWTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.