(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / 08-10-2017) — Stillwater Police are investigating a fatal shooting that took place in an office located at 116 W. 7th on August 9, 2017, shortly before noon. The investigation began after Chasity Carey of Signature Bail Bonds called 9-1-1 stating that she had just shot a man. The victim, identified as Brandon James Williams (38 of Stillwater), was found dead at the scene.
Williams had been arrested in late July 2017 and charged with three counts of second degree burglary as well as possession of marijuana in Payne County. He was released from jail on August 1, 2017, on a $35,000.00 bond posted by Chasity Carey.
Carey told officers she had called Williams to her office with the intent of taking him into custody to revoke his bond and deliver him back to the Payne County Sheriff’s office. A witness was present during the meeting between Carey and Williams. Carey told investigators a fight broke out between her and Williams during the meeting. She indicated she shot Williams with a gun she had in her desk in self-defense during the struggle. Witness statements as well as evidence found at the scene, including video evidence, contradict Carey’s version of the event. The investigators’ findings indicate that the shooting was not a justifiable act of self-defense.
Chasity Dawn Carey (41 of Drumright, OK) was arrested at her home in Drumright shortly after 6:30pm on August 9, 2017, for murder by Stillwater P.D. investigators and the Creek County Sheriff’s office.
Cpt. Kyle Gibbs
(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / 08-09-2017) — At 11:40am today Stillwater Police responded to 116 W. 7th Ave. after receiving a call from a local bail bondsman stating that she had just shot a man. Preliminary information indicates the bail bondsman had called a client to her office with the intent of taking him into custody to revoke his bond and deliver him to the Payne County Sheriff’s office. Initial statements indicate that during the meeting at the bondsman’s office a fight broke out over a gun and the client was shot. The bondsman called 9-1-1 to report the incident. The gunshot victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
The name of the shooting victim is being withheld pending notification of the next of kin. The investigation of this shooting is still under investigation.
Cpt. Kyle Gibbs