Death-Cause Of Death – Obituary

TAFT, Okla. — A woman who was shot and later died during a shootout in the Taft Memorial Day shooting has been identified by authorities.

The Oklahoma State Medical Examiner has positively identified the victim as 39-year-old Sherika Bowler.

Bowler was killed when gunfire erupted during an annual Memorial Day celebration in Taft. According to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) witnesses heard an argument before the gunfire.

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Seven other people at the festival were injured, but no one sustained any life-threatening injuries.

Skyler Buckner, 26, turned himself into the Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office on May 29.

The OSBI investigation is active and ongoing. Anyone in attendance that night, particularly anyone with cell phone video around the time of the shooting, is asked to contact the OSBI at (800) 522-8017 or