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Officers shoot, kill double murder suspect in Grady County

Authorities investigate a fatal officer-involved shooting June 3 in Grady County. (KOKH/Steven Anderson)

A man accused of killing two people in Chickasha on Sunday was shot and killed by law enforcement officers after a high speed chase that ended north of Pocasset.

According to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, 32-year-old Julio Eduardo Hernandez Mata murdered his wife and another man at a home on N. 12 Street in Chickasha. Police responded to a disturbance call there just before 5 a.m. on Sunday.

Inside the home, police found the bodies of Juan Antonio Hernandez Gonzalez and Rebecca Mae Ancheta Hernandez Mata. Rebecca's two young daughters were also inside, but unharmed.

"Something to happen like that, as domestic violence, it’s just terrible to hear," said a neighbor who didn't want to be identified. "And those kids – that’s just devastating."

Chickasha officers say they saw the suspect, Rebecca's husband, running from the scene.

"A gentleman fled from the back of the residence and they gave pursuit to that vehicle," said Lynn Williams with OSBI.

Chickasha police were joined in the chase by Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the Grady County Sheriff's Office. The man eventually crashed his truck along SH-81, just north of Pocasset.

Investigators say Julio refused to follow commands and show his hands. Officers from all three agencies involved in the pursuit felt threatened and fired at his truck, killing him.

"They had a little bit of conflict, that just rise like 4 days ago," a neighbor told FOX 25. "He had to move out."

The neighbor says Rebecca had already changed the locks on the front door and planned to get to the back door this week.

"I guess it was just too late, and that's the sad part about it," he said.

Rebecca's friends, who called her Becca, say she was an amazing mom who was kind to everyone she met. Her two children, ages four and 11, are now in DHS custody, pending release to other family members.



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