OSBI: 4 Chinese nationals found dead near Hennessey were 'executed,’ suspect in custody
By John Dobberstein, Editor
UPDATE: Officials announced Tuesday evening that a suspect wanted for his alleged involvement in a quadruple homicide case near Lacey, Okla. has been arrested in Florida.
The Miami Beach, Fla. Police Department arrested Wu Chen on a warrant after a car tag reader flagged the vehicle he was driving.
He was arrested just before 4 p.m. without incident and transported to the Miami-Dade County Detention Center. Chen will face charges of murder and shooting with intent to kill charges. Chen is awaiting extradition to Oklahoma.
Assisting the OSBI with this investigation were the U.S. Marshals Western District Task Force, Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (OBNDD), Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP), Oklahoma State Fire Marshal’s Office, Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA), Kingfisher County Sheriff’s Office, Hennessey Police Department and the Miami Beach Police Department.
OSBI said the victims of the quadruple homicide just west of Hennessey were all Chinese nationals who had been “executed.”
There were several employees inside a marijuana grow operation on North 2760 Road in Kingfisher County, 4 miles west of Hennessey, when a male suspect entered the building at 5:45 p.m. Sunday.
OSBI said the man, believed to be Chen, was inside the building for “a significant amount of time” before he shot 3 men and 1 woman execution style. Another victim, also a Chinese national, was wounded and air flighted to a hospital.
Because of a significant language barrier, next of kin notification is pending, OSBI said.
“Based on the investigation thus far, this does not appear to be a random incident,” the agency added.
The Kingfisher County Sheriff’s Office had received an initial call of a hostage situation at the location, but when deputies responded they found the deceased and injured. Hennessey is 55 miles northwest of Oklahoma City.