One man dead in Motel 6 shooting, police arrest two suspects

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- A man was shot to death early Tuesday morning in northwest Oklahoma City.

Police say this is a homicide, and investigators are trying to figure out what led up to this violent shooting at Motel 6 on Northwest Expressway.

Police are searching for two suspects in connection to this murder. The first, an 18-year-old male about 5’6” and 130 pounds. The second, a female suspect, 19-years-old, about 5’7” and 120 pounds.

Witnesses say they feared for their lives when the gun shots started flying.

"When you hear the first shot, you hit the floor," said David Jackson.

David Jackson was staying four doors down from the deadly shooting. He said he was forced to react fast, as he and his family prayed for their safety.

"Just let me make it, just let me get my kids out of here and get out of this motel," said Jackson.

Police said it was around midnight Tuesday, when they got multiple calls about gunshots coming from the Motel 6 parking lot.

"When officers arrived, they found the victim, an adult male, had been shot to death," said Master Sergeant Gary Knight.

Police say the victim is 20-year-old Joshua McGoffin.

Joshua McGoffin

Joshua McGoffin

Witnesses said they saw two men on the ground level shooting off rounds, aiming at the second floor.

"Shot up towards the guys door and the bullets went through the front door," said Jackson.

A sad ending to what Jackson says was a senseless shooting.

"Sometimes you just have to grow up and quit all of the nonsense and realize that was somebody's kid," said Jackson.

Jackson said he’s already making plans to take care of his family.

"I'm going to get through it by packing my bags and getting out of here, it's time to go," said Jackson.

Multiple people were taken into custody to be questioned by police. It’s unclear if any of those people are being named suspects.

Emitt Crawford and Anthony Parks were both taken into custody and booked into the Oklahoma County Jail on a complaint of first degree murder.

Emmitt Crawford and Anthony Parks

Emmitt Crawford and Anthony Parks



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