Tulsa County prosecutors charged a man in connection to a quadruple shooting that resulted in the deaths of two people.

Kaleb Young, accused in the shooting, allegedly confessed to investigators that he shot the four people because they were standing in proximity to his ex-girlfriend, according to a probable cause affidavit.

“Young stated that before he arrived at the apartment complex, he had already decided he would shoot anyone that was near his ex-girlfriend,” investigators state in the affidavit.

Young, 20, drove on Monday afternoon to the Red Fox Apartments, located in the 8100 block of East 16th Street, allegedly intending to shoot the four individuals. Two of those people — Marco Celestine, 23, and Joshua Smith, 26 — died.

Prosecutors charged Young with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of shooting with intent to kill, according to court documents.

Young received a phone call that day, informing him of his ex-girlfriend’s location. Young allegedly left his residence in the 1600 block of North Boston Place, to go to the apartment complex. Young then allegedly got out of his vehicle at the complex, approached the group of people and fired multiple times before fleeing.

Smith was pronounced dead at the scene, and three other victims, including Celestine, were taken to a hospital. Celestine died in the hospital.

Young reportedly told investigators that the shooting was not motivated by domestic issues involving his former girlfriend, according to the affidavit.

“Instead, Young stated that his residence had been shot up approximately a month ago and he believed the people standing near his ex-girlfriend were responsible,” investigators state in the affidavit.

Young told investigators that he did not know the victims, nor did he have evidence to indicate any involvement in an earlier shooting.

Young remains held in the Tulsa County jail. He is being held in lieu of a bond in excess of $1 million, according to jail records. His next court appearance is scheduled for Tuesday.

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​Harrison Grimwood



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