Man Surrenders To Authorities In Connection To Taft Shooting

KTUL - May 29, 2022 8:45 pm

Taft shooting Sunday May 29

UPDATE: Officials say the suspect, Skyler Dewayne Bucker, a 26-year-old man who was taken into custody after turning himself in aa the Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office.

OSBI said Buckner killed a 39-year-old Black woman, and injured seven others whose ages range from nine to 56. Only one juvenile was injured – officials initially thought there were two juveniles injured.

All victims are said to have non-life threatening injuries.

Skyler Buckner photo 7

Skylar DeWayne Bucker, surrendered to Taft Police


TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agents are on the scene of a mass shooting in Taft, Oklahoma after eight people were shot during a Memorial Day festival.

At this time, one person has died and seven others are in unknown conditions, including two juveniles.

The shooting happened at Old City Square Saturday night at a Memorial Day event with an estimated 1,500 people in attendance.

The Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office was in attendance and was able to immediately render first aid to victims.


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