Oklahoma — A father has been arrested in connection with his 22-year-old daughter’s murder after he initially told authorities her death was a suicide.
Ronald McMullen, 43, faces charges of first-degree murder for the shooting death of Kailee McMullen.
According to police reports, Ronald McMullen called 911 on June 29 from his home to report that his daughter was shot in the face.
“When you listen to the 911 call, the father states that she shot herself,” said police spokesperson Sarah Jensen. When authorities showed up to the scene, it was determined that her death was suspicious.
Police said that Ronald McMullen attempted to wipe blood off of himself as officers had to “physically restrain him from doing so several times.”
Officers were able to take photos of McMullen before he got on the ground and covered himself in dirt. The photos will be used as evidence.
On Wednesday, Ronald McMullen was taken into custody at Cleveland County Jail where he is being held without bond.
“Investigators are working hard to determine the facts in this case and feel glad to have who they believe did it behind bars,” Jensen said.
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