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Drug Dealer Guilty of Shooting Victim 13 to 15 Times

Stiff Sentence Proposed by A 12-Man Panel

A jury found an Oklahoma City man guilty of shooting his victim more than a dozen times.

The shooting was said to be drug-related and prosecutors believe the victim owned the assailant a drug debt.

Darris Antonio Brooks, 34, was convicted last week of first-degree murder and felon in possession of a firearm. The jury recommended the convicted man be given a life sentence without the possibility of parole for murder and 45 years in prison for possessing a firearm.

Mr. Brooks was charged with killing Noah Ruff, 33, on Sept. 23, 2017, in front of a house in the 2000 block of NE 26th Street.

Prosecutors said Mr. Ruff was shot 13 to 15 times.

A witness told police the shooting was over a drug debt, according to a court affidavit.

The shooter stood over Mr. Ruff, who was pleading for his life, and said, “I have to do you,” witnesses said. ..To read more, subscribe to the blackchronicle newspaper