Alleged Dispute Over Woman Results in Gunfire in Muskogee

Benrick Carter

A 19-year-old Muskogee man was taken into custody over the weekend after a dispute over a woman lead to gunfire.

Officers with the Muskogee Police Department were originally notified about the dispute Sunday morning in the 3000 block of Denver Street.

Initial information states that officers questioned Benrick Carter, Lakeith Russel and an unidentified female about a domestic argument. It is alleged that the two males were fighting over the female.

Officers released all three individuals after determining that no crime had been committed, according to the press release.

A short time later, MPD was notified that a shots fired call had gone out near North 26th Street and Denison Street. At the site they located Russel who claimed that Carter had followed him in his vehicle and fired several rounds at him.

Russel told officers that Carter fired rounds at him at two different locations. He was not injured in either of the shootings.

Officers spoke to witnesses in the neighborhood. Carter was located and arrested for shooting with intent to kill.