Arrest Warrant Issued For Suspect Accused Of Killing OKC Father Of 4


Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 4:15 pm
By: News 9


Oklahoma City police issue an arrest warrant for first-degree murder for an Enid man suspected of gunning down a father of four near Britton and Rockwell.

On October 20, 2012, someone kicked in the door of 42-year-old Michael Donnell Rhodes' home in the 9400 block of Eagle Hill Drive, and opened fire. Rhodes was killed. His son came downstairs and found his body.

Rhodes' death was the 78th homicide in Oklahoma City of the year.

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During their investigation, police learned a man named Ronnie Eugene Fuston, 20, had bragged about being the person who shot Rhodes. The witness told police Fuston had claimed he'd dropped a can of pepper spray during the shooting.

Police had found a can of pepper spray at the scene the night of the homicide.

The witness also told police Fuston claimed to have used the same gun in other shootings. Tests later confirmed shell casings found at the homicide scene matched those found at two previous shootings.

Based on the investigation, police obtained an arrest warrant on a complaint of first-degree murder for Fuston.