According to Ada city officials, three suspects are in custody while one still remains at large in connection with the murder of 17-year-old Tishomingo student Dale Catron.

Catron, a junior at Tishomingo High School, was shot and killed at approximately 1:30 a.m. Saturday morning in the 500 block of west 14th.

According to Mark Bratcher, city of Ada public information officer, William Weaver-James, 26, Ada, turned himself in Sunday afternoon, which then led to the arrest of 26-year-old Scotty Brooks, 22-year-old Amy Gage and 23-year-old Sharla Weaver, all of Ada. Bratcher said all four suspects are expected to be charged in connection with the homicide.

According to Chris Ross, assistant district attorney for Pontotoc County, the shooting may have been gang-related. Bratcher noted that police officials discovered drugs at the scene.

“Right now I have a room full of kids who are making ornaments for a memory tree and they're signing t-shirts with his picture on it and making posters for his family,” Tishomingo High School counselor Vicki Harbert said. “They’re just being together.”

Messages of both sympathy and anger have been left on Catron’s MySpace webpage.

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