A man named ‘Jarron Pridgeon” Oklahoma has been charged with murdering his brother and five young children on Wednesday, police said.
The mother of the children, Brittany Anderson, had a portion of her skull shattered by a bullet and is being hospitalized in critical condition in Tulsa.
He is 25 years old, Children’s mother Brittany Anderson is 27 years old.
Murdering 5 Children Details
Muskogee police said they still don’t know why Pridgeon fatally shot 24-year-old Javarion Lee, or the children, 9 of whom were the oldest. The mother of the children, Brittany Anderson, was also wounded early Tuesday in the shootings and was hospitalized in Tulsa.
The slain children were identified by police as Jalaiya Pridgeon, (1-year-old), Jaidus Pridgeon (3 years old), Harmony Anderson (5 years old), Neveah Pridgeon, (6 years old), and Que’dynce Anderson (9 years old).
Susan Dvorak (neighbor) said to NewsChannel 8, “How do you describe it? I mean, it’s … tragic, They’re babies. You know, you just, you can’t comprehend it. You can’t, you can’t process it. You just can’t.”
On Wednesday, Pridgeon remained imprisoned without bond. Court records indicate that in connection with prior criminal offenses, he had been subjected to a mental health assessment. The assessment outcomes have been sealed.
Muskogee’s Jarron Deajon Pridgeon was charged with six counts of first-degree murder, shooting during probation with intent to kill, and possession of firearms, court records show.
Investigators say that in the home, one man and four small children were found dead. A fifth child died later after being taken to the Tulsa hospital on a life-flight.