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Durant Man Stabbed to Death

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BRYAN CO., OK -- A stabbing overnight Saturday leaves one man dead in Durant. KTEN's Jhen Kordela spoke with neighbors Sunday about the incident.

A 20-year-old Durant man is in custody, accused of stabbing his half-brother to death. The incident has surfaced growing concerns in a small Oklahoma community.

Authorities arrested Jimmy Paul Long Jr. for first-degree murder of 23-year-old Brandon Tyree. 

The incident happened in 600 block of Northeast 4th Street in Durant. Arthur Brown lives across the road. He says he overheard the family members fighting outside.

"... And, the one said, 'we shouldn't be doing this; we're brothers'," says Brown.

According to police, Long ran into a house, grabbed a large kitchen knife, went back outside and stabbed Tyree in the stomach.  

"About 11:30 (p.m.), they was arguing out in the street," says Brown. "And, the one -- he walked around the house, and he come back out, and I heard his mother say, 'oh my God'."

Tyree was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he died from internal injuries.

Now, others who live close-by are nervous.

"Kinda scary, considering I got a three year old," says Sherri George, a neighbor.

The victim was related to a playmate of George's daughter.

"I'd drop my daughter off over there and they'd play together," says George. "And, I used to pick her daughter up and take her to my house, and they'd play together over there."

Tyree's family was home when we stopped by the neighborhood. One of his other brothers came outside and asked us to leave.

KTEN will follow up on this story.

- Jhen Kordela, KTEN News.