STILLWATER, Okla. – A Sunday morning shooting ended with one man dead and another behind bars.
Around 1:45 a.m. on Sunday morning, Stillwater police responded to a gas station near 6th and Perkins where they found the victim, 23-year-old Jared Roybal, with a gunshot wound to his neck. He was taken to the hospital where he later died from his injuries.
Police say the shooting happened two miles away at a mobile home park.
Aaron Cain lives in the mobile home park. He says he was hanging out with Roybal when someone kept driving a motorcycle around the neighborhood making a lot of noise.
He says they went outside to confront the driver, then followed him down the street, and that’s when it happened.
“They said two words as they drove off right there, and they said two words when we pulled up,” Cain said. “I don`t know if they were thinking he was reaching for a weapon when he was reaching for a door handle. I mean literally, just looking over, it looked like a black cat blew up on his shoulder.”
Cain says after Roybal was shot, he drove him to the gas station to get help. He says this all happened with Roybal’s younger brother in the car.
“Me and his little brother, I had to pull him over to the passenger side and tell his 16-year-old brother to hold him down and put pressure on it,” Roybal said. “He was crying hysterically.”
Police say their suspect is 29-year-old Darwin Lonestar Marcel Doyal. He was arrested Sunday for murder and booked into the Stillwater jail.
Cain says he’s glad they caught the suspect, but he still doesn’t understand why this happened.
“By the looks of it, it was pure just, I really don`t know,” Cain said. “He said one word, he looked up and decided, you know it’s like, I don`t understand why they shot him.”