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Family remembers two men killed in Owasso shooting

Posted at 6:35 PM, Oct 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-23 19:35:49-04

OWASSO, Okla. — Family members are remembering two men killed in a shooting near Owasso Tuesday evening.

“I ain’t never felt pain like this in my whole life. Ever," said Aleta Thomas, an aunt of one of the men killed and cousin of the other.

Aleta had just spoken to her nephew, 20-year-old Albert Thomas, about dinner plans Tuesday night. Later, she got a call saying he and her cousin, 21-year-old Dajon Ross, had been shot by 47-year-old Manuel Quezada, the father of Albert’s girlfriend.

The family says Albert and Dajon had gone to Albert's girlfriend's house to pick her up for a movie. According to the Rogers County Sheriff's Office, an argument broke out between Albert and Manuel. Manuel shot the two men. Manuel is charged with two counts of first-degree murder. His wife, 45-year-old Angelica Quezada, was also arrested on one count of accessory to murder.

The family said even being awake feels like a nightmare.

“I don’t know how I’m going to remember my nephew," Aleta said. "It’s hard to say you’re going to remember somebody. I don’t want to remember him. I want him to be here with me.”

The Rogers County Sheriff says this type of incident is rare for the area and there is still a lot to investigate.

“A homicide is a pretty alarming thing," said Rogers County Sheriff Scott Walden. "A double homicide is twice as alarming. I think it’s pretty evident of the fact that we knew everybody out there and was acquainted with everybody. How those pieces and relationships fit together. That is still yet to be determined.”

Aleta and the family said they are heartbroken by this incident. They also said both boys were good kids not involved in any trouble. Now, there is a hole left behind.

“I’m not going to be able to sit at the table with DaJon and teach him how to play Phase 10 over and over again," Aleta said. "I’m not going to be able to do that. Because somebody hated them and didn’t even know them. And took their lives from them.”

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