McAlester Police: Man Arrested After Deadly Shooting

Thursday, February 6th 2020, 10:34 am
By: Tess Maune, Mallory Thomas

McAlester Police said officers were called to house on the 500 block of West Taylor just before 11:30 p.m. Wednesday where a man said he had shot his wife.

Officers said they found a woman shot to death inside the house. Police identified the victim at 37-year-old Catrina Pope. Officers arrested 39-year-old Jonathan Tubbs. Detectives said they don’t have a motive at this time and are still investigating.

"We're still early in the investigation. Things are still developing so we're still trying to put some of the factors together and we're trying to move as quickly as possible to get some answers for the family," said McAlester Police Sergeant Preston Rodgers.

Tubbs is now in the Pittsburg County Jail. Anyone with information concerning the incident is asked to call the McAlester Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at 918-421-4917. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is assisting with the investigation.