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Jabari Barry

OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma man will spend over 35 years in prison after a violent rampage that left one man dead in northwest Oklahoma City.

In May of 2015, officers were called to a Crest Foods store and a Walmart Neighborhood Market near Hefner Rd. and Rockwell Ave.

Investigators learned that a group of men walked into the Crest Foods early in the morning and began assaulting people.

“I was stocking, then I woke up three plus some hours later in the ER and that’s all I remember,” said Brenton Abernathy.

After attacking unsuspecting victims at Crest, police say the suspects headed the Walmart Neighborhood Market.

That’s where authorities say Jabari Barry ran over 53-year-old Rodney Lynch with his car.

Lynch was an employee at the Walmart and was simply walking to his car when he was hit.

Barry was arrested and convicted of second-degree murder, two counts of assault and battery and threatening to perform an act of violence.

A judge sentenced Barry to serve 36 years in prison for the crimes.