Stillwater police arrested a man on a murder complaint Sunday after an early morning shooting left a Tonkawa man dead.

Darwin Lonestar Marcel Doyal, 29, of Stillwater, was booked into the city jail after Jared Lance Roybal, 23, of Tonkawa, succumbed to his injuries at an Oklahoma City hospital, according to a Stillwater police news release.

Officers determined Roybal and his brother were driving in the 3100 block of East Raintree Drive before 2 a.m. when they came upon two vehicles stopped in the roadway and two people involved in a verbal altercation, the release states.

One of the vehicles drove off as the two got closer, but a man later identified as Doyal confronted Roybal, yelling at him and, pulling out a handgun, shot him once in the neck, police said.

Roybal’s brother drove him to a convenience store in the 600 block of East Sixth Avenue about 1:45 a.m. and asked the clerk to call 911.

Roybal was taken to the Stillwater Medical Center before being transferred to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City, where he died.

The investigation is ongoing, and police are asking anyone with information to call the department at 405-372-4171.

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