Yukon Man Accused Of Shooting 2 Roommates, Killing 1 Now In Canadian County Jail


Tuesday, January 19th 2021, 6:37 pm
By: Jennifer Pierce


OKLAHOMA CITY -

A Yukon man who attempted to take his own life in December after being accused of killing one man and shooting another was booked in the Canadian County jail on Monday. 

In the jail mugshot 24-year-old Patrick Matthews is still wearing bandages and has scars from spending a month in the hospital from the self-inflicted wound.

Matthews was also charged in Canadian County with first-degree murder and assault and battery with a deadly weapon for shooting his two roommates only days before Christmas last year. 

Oklahoma City police said it started as a shooting call at a home the men shared near Britton and Mustang Road.

“When police arrived to the scene the suspect emerged from the front door of the house and shot himself,” said Sgt. Megan Morgan with the Oklahoma City Police Department. 

When police went inside the home, they discovered a bloody scene.

Investigators learned Matthews first shot 34-year-old Johnathan Gonzalez-Leal. Two other people witnessed the shooting including Alfredo Vera, 24, and his girlfriend.

Vera rushed to save his friend.

“The second victim, identified as Alfredo Vera, tried to render aid to that first shooting victim,” said Morgan. “That’s when the suspect turned on him and shot him, ultimately killing him.”

It was not clear why Matthews turned violent on his friends.

The shooting left neighbors on the normally quiet street shocked and terrified.

“Sounded like it was a very dramatic and honestly terrifying scene,” said neighbor Wayne Stupka. “Just goes to show you can’t tell what’s going on in someone else’s house.”

Matthews is being held in the Canadian County jail without bond. His first court appearance has not been set.