An early morning shooting at an apartment complex in Fayetteville ended with the suspect being located and arrested in Moffett.
Authorities were called to the Bedford Loop Apartments in Fayetteville at 6 am Wednesday in response to reports of a shooting. One victim, Tyler Yeakley, 31, was found with a gunshot wound to the head. Yeakley was transported to a local hospital with "life-threatening" injuries
The suspect, Lee Massey, 29, had fled the scene when authorities arrived.
Fayetteville police learned that Massey had connections in Oklahoma and alerted Oklahoma authorities and also issued a Be On the Lookout (BOLO)
A Sequoyah County deputy, who also serves as a school resource officer at Moffett School, recognized Massey from the photo provided with the BOLO and alerted authorities to a possible location that Massey might be found.
Officers arrived at the residence and arrested Massey for first degree battery.
A representative with the Fayetteville police dept. noted that they had worked closely with the Sequoyah County Sheriff's Dept, Moffett Police Dept. and Sallisaw Police Dept.
KXMX News Staff
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