Two More Suspects in Taft Shooting Have Turned Themselves In

Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation - June 27, 2022 6:20 am

MUSKOKGEE, Oklahoma – Two suspects wanted in connection with the May 29, 2022 murder of Sharika Bowler turned themselves in to OSBI Special Agents at the the Muskogee Police Department Thursday, June 23.

Bowler was killed in a shooting that occurred on May 29, 2022 at an annual Memorial Day event with 1,500 people in attendance. The festival took place at the Old City Square in Taft. Witnesses say just after midnight there was an argument and then gunfire erupted. Eight other people were injured in the shooting ranging in age from 9 to 56. The injured sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Gervorise Warrior, 19, and Keshaun Jackson, 18, both of Muskogee, were wanted on felony arrest warrants in connection with Bowler’s murder.

Gervorise Warrior                                                               Keshaun Jackson,

On May 31, 2022, Special Agents arrested 25-year-old Kendall Alexander at his home in Muskogee. The Muskogee Police Department, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, and the AFT assisted with Alexander’s arrest. Skyler Buckner, 26, turned himself in to the Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office on May 29, 2022. Warrior, Jackson, Alexander and Buckner are all charged with one count of Murder in the First Degree and eight counts of Shooting with Intent to Kill. They are being held in the Muskogee County Jail on no bond warrants.

Kendall Alexander                                                              Skyler Buckner          

The OSBI investigation remains open and ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the OSBI immediately at (800) 522-8017 or [email protected].


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