Arrest Made in South Oklahoma City Shootings, Fire

Tuesday, November 17th 2009, 8:24 am
By: News 9

Staff and Wire Reports

OKLAHOMA CITY – A Locust Grove man has been arrested in connection with the deaths of four people whose bodies were found in a burning home last week in southwest Oklahoma City.

An Oklahoma County judge issued a warrant Monday for David Allen Tyner, 28. According to Oklahoma City Police Sgt. Gary Knight, David Allen Tyner turned himself in to the Mayes County Sheriff’s Office early Tuesday morning.

Hiding his face and with nothing to say, Tyner left the Mayes County Sheriff's Department in Pryor. Investigators say he knew he was a wanted man and gave up.

"He walked in the front door, it was exactly 8:27, walked up to the window and said, 'I'm David Tyner. I understand you guys are here looking for me, I'm here to turn myself in,'" Mayes County Sheriff Frank Cantey said.

"Right now we believe there's more than one person involved, more than just him," said Knight. "We don’t have names available for you on that or a number of people involved."

Right after the murders, police interviewed a fifth person who escaped the home. According to this arrest warrant, "the witness advised a person they know as Hooligan was arguing with one of the victims when the shooting occurred." Police say they later determined Hooligan is Tyner.

"So, we do not know what the motive is and that's another reason we want the tips to keep coming in," Knight said.

The local newspaper in Pryor is also reporting David Tyner is a former Marine who served in Iraq.

Tyner now faces six first-degree murder complaints, but has not been formally charged with any crime.

Two of the females in the home were pregnant, bringing the death toll to six.

Firefighters were called to the home, 1511 S.W. 56th Street, early last Monday. Firefighters found the four victims inside the burning home, according to a court affidavit.

Autopsies revealed that all four victims died as a result of being shot, the affidavit read.

If you know anything about this case, the Oklahoma City Police Department is still manning the special tip line at 404-297-1200.

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