OKLAHOMA CITY – A man is behind bars for an array of charges after allegedly shooting two people and holding several others against their will.
On Dec. 26, officers were called to a home in the 7000 block of N.W. 90th St. after learning about a shooting that happened two days earlier.
“It’s a little scary, considering it’s so close to home,” said Lee Hayes, who lives down the street from the duplex, where police found 32-year-old Joseph Jackson dead. “It makes us want to make sure we lock our doors and make sure that we are looking out for our neighbors, we want to make sure
everybody is safe over here.”
Witnesses told police that the victims got into an altercation with Dawfea Barnes, who allegedly shot both of the victims in the shoulder. Jackson died on the kitchen floor while another man was critically injured.
According an arrest warrant, Barnes forced the female witnesses in the home to take care of the other victim, who was bleeding badly, police said.
Several hours later, the surviving victim was able to escape from the home and call 911. However, investigators say he couldn’t remember where the home was located so they couldn’t respond to the incident.
During that time, witnesses say they were forced to clean the home around Jackson’s body in hopes of getting rid of the evidence.
They were finally able to escape when Barnes fell asleep, according to the affidavit.
“That’s a scary story, to hear that now after the fact,” said Hayes. “It makes us want to make sure we lock our doors and make sure that we are looking out for our neighbors, we want to make sure everybody is safe over here.”
An arrest warrant was issued for Barnes, and he was taken into custody on Friday on charges of first-degree murder, assault and battery with a deadly weapon and three counts of kidnapping.
Barnes’ criminal record includes prison time for domestic abuse and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. His siblings told NewsChannel 4 they have restraining orders against him, to keep his “bad business” away from their south side home.