All three suspects involved in the shooting death of a 22-year old Claremore resident are in custody.
Tuesday morning the third suspect, Dairon Timothy Brown, 20, was arrested in Tulsa.
Brown, along with Kairee Javon Cooks, 19, and Marquise Petey White, 22, is facing possible charges of first degree murder and robbery.
The three have allegedly confessed to being involved in a drug-related home invasion robbery that resulted in the shooting death of Dakota Rex.
Affidavits filed in the case show that on May 16, around 2:40 a.m. a 911 call was made to report that "three black males had robbed a residence on South Maryland Avenue" and that Dakota Rex had been shot.
CPD officers responded and found Rex deceased, near the front door of the residents.
In attempting to recover physical evidence from the scene—a lone 9mm shell casing was found in the front yard.
Additionally, according to the affidavit, "a 9mm projectile was recovered from inside the home, having apparently traveled through Rex's body, into and out of another wall, then fell to the floor."
A witness allegedly told law enforcement that "three black males entered the home through the unlocked front door, each of them armed with handguns and each of them completely covered with masks, gloves, and other coverings," according to the affidavit.
CPD Deputy Chief Steve Cox reports that the home invasion was over marijuana.
"[The witness] said that one of the suspects said something to the effect of 'one of your friends told us that you had nice stuff' and 'you should pick better friends.'
The witness reportedly told the suspects he was calling 911 and that he and Rex were physically pushing the suspects out the front door when one of the suspects shot Rex.
Officers were told the suspects stole an Android tablet and Xbox controllers before they left.
According to the affidavit, this wasn't the first time the residence had been robbed.
The witness reportedly told law enforcement his home had been robbed in November of 2016 by “two armed black males.”
In that incident, law enforcement said robbers took large amount of marijuana, cash and electronics but that the incident was not reported to law enforcement at the time.
Cooks reportedly provided law enforcement with details of the crime.
"Cooks told me that he, Darion Brown and 'Mar Mar' went to rob the house for marijuana, each of them armed with handguns. Cooks said that they stole an amount of marijuana and other items from the home and were leaving when 'Mar Mar' fired a shot from his 9mm handgun. Cooks described that he had already made it to the car when 'Mar Mar' fired," according to the affidavit.
It was Sunday when Marquise 'Mar Mar' White was arrested.
The lengthy investigation, that included multiple witness statements, surveillance videos and a search of cell phone activity, resulted in the arrest of all three suspects within a four day stretch.
Records show that Cook previously played basketball for Rogers State University but was no longer living in Claremore at the time of the incident.
Deputy Chief Cox said all three were arrested without incident.
Tuesday morning, CPD Chief Stan Brown and Investigators John Singer and Brant Bruner escorted Brown to the Rogers County Jail.
Before ducking into a patrol vehicle Dairon Brown said, "I'm sorry to everyone involved."
All three are currently being held without bond.
"Claremore Police Department would like to thank Tulsa Police Department, OBNDD, DEA, Rogers County District Attorney's Office and the U.S. Marshal's Violent Crimes Taskforce for assisting us with the investigation and arrests of all three suspects," said Cox.