One week has passed since the Muskogee mall shooting, and many of the questions raised following the rampage are finally starting to be answered.
Police discovered what they believe to be the gun that was used to kill 17-year-old Jarrod Read last Saturday.
Investigators say that plus other evidence has led them to charge 19-year-old Dondray Fowler with first degree murder in the case.
Michael Mayberry, 16, has been cleared as the gunman but may still face other charges.
"I'm sensing resolve, a state of resolve," says Cpl. Pedro Zardeneta of the Muskogee Police. "I know a lot of people we spoke to in the community are not going to let this incident stop their lives."
Ordinary people in Muskogee say they are trying to move forward.
The mall is open and shoppers are returning. But on the one-week anniversary of the shooting, traffic wasn't as busy as usual for a rainy weekend day.
Several shoppers opined that many Muskogee residents are scared to return.
Joe Spiers and his girlfriend Ariel Finley live in Muskogee. "That don't usually happen where I'm from," remarked Spiers. "When I heard how many people got shot, I was like, 'wow.'"
"Being from Muskogee, I've lived here my whole life. So I know things like this don't happen often."
They came to the mall with a mission: Finley is looking for a summer job.
"I just decided I wanted to work at the mall anyway, [because] I don't think it will happen any regular day," said Finley.
Police say they still have extra security at the mall, and shoppers said it did make them feel a little safer.
But it seems that no matter how many questions are answered after last weeks incident, residents are still waiting for life in Muskogee to return to normal.
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