Ada man dead after convenience store shooting
ADA, Okla. (KTEN) — A suspect is in custody after a fatal shooting in Ada on New Year's Eve.
Police responded to a report of gunfire at a convenience store near the intersection of North Highland and Arlington around 9 p.m. Saturday.
“As I arrived at the scene, Officer Reid advised he was beginning cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the victim, later identified as Denavarie Brooks,” Officer Johnson said in a report.
Mercy Emergency Medical Services began life-saving measures on the victim before he was taken to a hospital.
Brooks, an Ada resident, was later pronounced dead.
At the scene, medics identified three gunshot wounds to Brooks' chest, collarbone, and left arm.
Police said 35-year-old Jassmone Ashton of Ada told officers he fired the gun, and that the weapon was inside his vehicle.
"Officer Mackey and I detained Jassmone at this point for officer safety as we investigated the incident,” Johnson reported.
Ashton stated that he had had issues with Brooks since 2020, and previously filed a restraining order against him.
According to court records, that protective order expired in March 2022.
Ashton told police he was getting gas at the convenience store when Brooks pulled into the lot, exited his vehicle, and began running toward him without saying anything.
"Jassmone stated he felt Denavarie intended to harm him, so he fired at Denavarie," according to Johnson's report. "Jassmone stated he was willing to provide his written statement, at which point I provided him with an Under Arrest Statement Form."
Ashton is being held at the Pontotoc County Jail on suspicion of homicide. The district attorney will review the affidavit and evidence and determine what charges the suspect will face.