• Claremore police arrest third suspect May homicide investigation


    CLAREMORE, Okla. - Quick Facts:

    • Police arrested a third suspect in connection to this homicide 
    • Claremore police announced Saturday that Kairee Javon Cooks, 19, was arrested Saturday afternoon.
    • Cooks is being held without bond for first degree murder and conjoint robbery related to a May 2017 homicide.
    • On Sunday, police arrested Marquise Petey White for the same charges.
    • FOX23 reported in May when 3 people allegedly robbed a Claremore home looking for marijuana and held the occupants at gunpoint. Dakota Rex was shot and killed at the scene.
      Marquise Petey White
      Rogers County Jail
    • Police said Rex did not live at the home, and they do not believe he was involved with the drugs the suspects were looking for.
    • They said they don't know if the suspects found any marijuana in the home.
    • Anyone with information is asked to call 918-283-8255.

    The family released this statement: 


    Our family would like to make known that our prayers go out to the men involved (and the families of the men involved) in the murder of Dakota. We realize this tragedy will cause more pain than just to us, alone. While our hearts mourn such a great loss, we call for “all” to do the right thing. Jesus says to pray for those who hurt us. Realizing our flesh is weak, we are determine to let Christ heal and work through us. For, when we are weak – He is strong! Our world is full of hatred, violence and darkness. Christ has called us to be set apart/different. We are determined to please Him and shine His light into the darkness.


    We wish to thank Tiffany Alaniz and Fox 23 for reaching out to the family and ensuring Dakota is not forgotten. We wish to thank the Claremore Police Department for their tireless efforts in ensuring justice is served for Dakota. And we say, “Yes indeed, justice will be served through our judicial system but healing will be served through our forgiveness.”



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