Two brothers are behind bars after a weekend shooting in rural Delaware County left one person dead and a second wounded.
Willie Russell, 37, and Waylon Russell, 34, were arrested on Friday, June 1, by officials from the Delaware County Sheriff's Office, for first degree murder and shooting with intent to kill.
The men were arrested, at their residence, according to Sheriff Harlan Moore, after allegedly shooting and killing Dinh Van Hoang, 64, at his residence east of Jay on 670 Road.
According to Moore, Hoang was killed and Robby Kirby was wounded, in the shooting which took place between 6 and 6:30 p.m., on Friday.
Kirby was taken by air to St. Francis Hospital. Moore said at last report was is listed in stable condition.
The Russells were taken to the Delaware County Jail, where they continue to be held held, based upon a probable cause affidavit signed by Delaware County Special Judge Alicia Littlefield. The affidavit, detailing the crime, only becomes a public document when it is filed with the formal charges.
The two men appeared before Littlefield on Monday, June 4, when she set a return date for to have formal charges filed by Friday, June 15. Both men are being held on a combined $750,000 bond each - $500,000 for first degree murder, and $250,000 for shooting with intent to kill.
Delaware County District Attorney Kenny Wright said he and Assistant District Attorney Nick Lelecas are still working on the case, and the investigation continues.
Wright does hope to have formal charges filed by the end of the week.
About the incident
According to Moore, the incident involved three locations: the Hoang residence, the roadway where Kirby was shot approximately a quarter of a mile away from the Hoang residence, and the home where the Russell brothers were taken into custody.
Information released Adam Whitney, acting public information officer for the Oklahoma Bureau of Investigations, indicates the two men allegedly shot and killed Hoang at his residence, before firing multiple shots at Kirby's vehicle.
The men fled the scene of the second shooting, Moore said, leaving their vehicle in a field. They were later arrested at a residence belonging to one of the men.