Prosecutors charge suspects in May with shooting on Main Street

June 6 – Cleveland County prosecutors have charged two people in connection with a May 8 shooting on West Main Street that sent a man to the hospital.

Deontra Tramael Dukes, 35, was charged Friday by District Attorney Greg Mashburn’s office with one count of assault and battery with a deadly weapon, one count of pointing a firearm and possession of a gun after a previous felony conviction, according to court records.

Dukes, of Oklahoma City, is charged with shooting the unidentified man “multiple times,” according to a court affidavit. Dukes is also accused of pointing a gun at a woman before leaving the scene.

Nia Miles, 33, was charged with assault and battery, a felony and one count of petty larceny, a misdemeanor. Miles is accused of punching a woman in the face during an altercation and then taking her cellphone.

Dukes and Miles turned into authorities last month. Both had arrest warrants for them, according to court records.

Officers responded to a call of shots fired around 5:21 p.m. on May 8 in the 3700 block of West Main.

The shooting stemmed from a disturbance between “known parties” in a car park outside a business, Normandy police reported.

According to the affidavit, a man and his girlfriend were on the scene to meet Dukes at an attorney’s office to sign documents “related to paternity.”

“Once the paperwork was signed, Deontra, (the man) and (the woman) returned outside to the area of ​​their parked vehicles,” a detective reported. “Once outside, the woman explained that she saw Deontra’s current girlfriend, Nia Miles, in a white 4-door vehicle that was backed into a parking space next to (the woman’s) car.

The woman said Dukes knocked on Miles’ window and said, “Come out, there she is,” according to the affidavit.

“Nia got out of the vehicle and started fighting with (the woman),” the detective reported. “After a while, Deontra and (the man) also started fistfighting.”

Surveillance video collected at the scene shows Dukes appearing to retrieve something from the front passenger side of his truck, according to the affidavit.

“…Deontra approached (the man) with a pistol and fired several shots at (the man), hitting (the man) in the lower extremities,” the detective reported.

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