Five children, one man dead after crime at Oklahoma home, suspect in custody

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MUSKOGEE, Okla. (KFOR) – Authorities in Muskogee say they are investigating a horrific crime.

Around 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning, officers with the Muskogee Police Department were called to a home in the 900 block of Indiana following a shooting.

The caller told 911 dispatchers that multiple people had been shot.

When officers arrived at the home, they spotted a man holding a gun.

image of homicide scene
Home where Muskogee family was killed/ Photo: KJRH

Authorities say an officer fired one round at the suspect, but missed. The suspect then led police on a short foot chase before he was taken into custody.

Jarron Deajon Pridgeon was arrested near the scene.

Jarron Deajon Pridgeon. Pic: Muskogee County booking photo

When police went inside the home, they were met with a grisly scene.

Investigators say one man and four small children were found dead in the home. A fifth child later died after being life-flighted to a Tulsa hospital.

Officials say one woman also was rushed to a Tulsa hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Family members tell KFOR that Brittany Anderson’s five young children were all shot and killed this morning. The children include 9-year-old Quedynce, 6-year-old Navaeh, 5-year-old Harmony, 3-year-old Jaidus, and 2-year-old Jalaiya.

Brittany Anderson and children. Photo provided by family.

Family members say Pridgeon is the father of some of the children.

A GoFundMe has been set up to pay for the children’s funeral expenses.

A neighbor stopped to talk with the KFOR about the shocking crime.

At this point, no other details are being released.

Video provided by KJRH

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