Family of murder victim in triple shooting seeks justice

TULSA - It's been just over a week since 25-year-old Shametra Fields was gunned down in her own neighborhood.

Thursday, her family held a memorial in her honor.

The alleged shooter, 22-year-old Ronnie Barnett Jones is behind bars, along with his alleged accomplice, 21-year-old Everett Wilson.

They're charged with shooting two others and killing Fields.

A memorial of flowers and teddy bears now stands where Shametra Fields was struck by two bullets in the back of the head.  

"To see her gone, it hurts so bad. And my heart is so broken," said her mom, Emma Jean Hall.  

Family members say Shametra Fields was on her way to buy milk near 61st Street and S. Peoria Avenue when she witnessed a crime that cost her her life.

"You know losing a child is something nobody would ever be prepared for. And the way that Metri was taken from us was so heartless and cruel," Hall said.

She says it's not enough the suspects have been caught. Hall wants them behind bars for life.
She hopes witnesses won't be too scared to testify in court.

"I want them to stay strong, and help. Because they're not only helping police, they're helping me and my family. Because our heart's broken, and we lost Metri," she said.

Fields left behind two daughters, 4 and 7.

Her cousin Claretha Cooper says they miss her terribly.

"Metri, all of us were close. So it's been really hard, it's been really hard. We got broken hearts around here. Broken hearts," she said.

Cooper says faith and family are keeping them strong.

"I would give anything to have a water fight with her one more last time, I really do. And I miss her, and I love her dearly," she said.

Shametra's funeral will be this Saturday. Her family is taking donations to help pay for it. If you'd like to help, her family says you can donate in her name at any Tulsa Teacher's Credit Union in the city.



   

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