An Oklahoma man was arrested on Wednesday in connection with the death of his own daughter’s murder last month. Authorities said the suspect acted like a grieving father after her death.
NewsOK reports that on June 29 at around 5:29 a.m., police in Norman, Oklahoma, responded to a call about a shooting off of Abe Martin Drive. Once inside the home, deputies found Kailee Jo McMullen, 22, with a fatal gunshot wound to her head.
Kailee Jo McMullen pictures,shot dead by her dad Ronald 'Ronnie' McMullen https://t.co/FTkXJFi6Vx pic.twitter.com/ZmW5StMUVm
— infowe (@infowe) July 7, 2017
Police began treating the shooting as suspicious from the beginning, but no one was arrested until this week, after they gathered enough evidence to charge the victim’s father, Ronald ‘Ronnie’ McMullen, 43, with her murder. It’s still unclear what evidence led officer to arrest McMullen. Kailee was his only child.
Kailee graduated from Norman North High School in 2013. Afterward, she moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for a year, where she studied at Bible college. She returned to Norman and was working at EMT at Norman Regional EMSSTAT at the time of her death. Family said she loved her dog, an Australian Shepherd mix, and often made friends with others at a local dog park.
“She was quick to make friends out there,” her friend Dustin Merritt said. “She had a bubbly personality and everybody loved her dog, Mackie.”
Merritt also said that Kailee had plans of one day becoming a firefighter.
My heart is so broke for Kailee McMullen. She made coming into work so much better. I already miss her kind and caring soul incredibly.
— Mackenzie Hawkins (@iznekcamackenzi) July 7, 2017
Ronald McMullen is being held without bond at the Cleveland County Detention Center. Check back with Crime Online as additional details become available.
[Feature Photo: Handout/Norman PD]