A young man in Oklahoma has been arrested after allegedly shooting and then decapitating his grandmother and her husband. Quinton Dashawn Laster, 20, is facing two complaints of first-degree murder for the death of 59-Sharon Reed and 78-year-old James Earl Reed who were found in their Oklahoma City home.
The two own and operate a day care out of their home, and three children were also found when police discovered the bodies.
They had not been harmed or hurt.
Police arrived on the scene Tuesday afternoon after they received a call from a neighbor to check on the welfare of the couple.
Laster was outside the home when they arrived and he was taken into custody.
Gerald Lyon, who lived next door to the couple, told Fox 25 that Laster came to his door shortly before 2pm on Tuesday.
‘I said “What is it?” and he said, “Somebody killed my grandma,”‘ said Lyon, who noticed that the young man had a gun.
‘I said, “Well you need to call 911 if you’ve done that,” and he said, “I’m thinking about it.” I said, “Thinking about it? You need to do it.”‘
Laster then returned to the home, at which point Lyon called 911, noting the boy did not seem violent but ‘frightened.’
Family members said Reed had been running the daycare out of her home for 20 years.