Moore Police ID Man Killed In Shooting, Man Arrested In Connection With Homicide

Wednesday, January 22nd 2020, 8:50 am
By: Caleigh Bourgeois

Moore police have identified the man killed Tuesday night and the man arrested in connection with the deadly shooting.

Thomas Anthony Poolaw, 20, was fatally shot at the Southwinds apartments in the 800 block of City Avenue.

“This isn't considered a real high crime area, and this is kind of an isolated incident that involved people that knew each other inside the residence,” Moore police Master Sgt. Jeremy Lewis said.

Poolaw was shot in the neck once during an altercation and died at OU Medical Center. 

Garrett Brent Vaughn, 22, was arrested on a second degree murder complaint.

Police said Vaughn is the cousin of Poolaw's live-in girlfriend.

Lewis said both Poolaw’s girlfriend and brother were there when the shooting occurred.

“After interviewing them, it was determined that Garrett had produced a handgun at some point while at the residence. There was some kind of struggle and Poolaw was struck one time in the neck with a bullet,” Lewis said.

Poolaw was rushed to the hospital but died a short time later.

“The investigation is still ongoing. We're trying to determine if anyone else was involved or if it was just Garrett,” Lewis said.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help with Poolaw's funeral expenses. Click here to learn more

Stay with News 9 and for more information as it becomes available.

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