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June 27, 2013

Affidavit: Victim shot three times

TAHLEQUAH — A man found dead in his Basin Avenue home early Sunday morning appeared to have been shot at least three times, a probable-cause affidavit reveals.

The victim – whose name has not been released – suffered “three obvious gunshot wounds,” including one to the head, one to the chest, and one to the abdomen, Tahlequah Police Detective Chris Boals’ affidavit says.

Police were called to a home in the 200 block of Basin Avenue Sunday morning when witnesses reported an argument outside a residence led to one man pulling a pistol and shooting another man.

Witnesses told police the man with the gun – whom authorities now identify as 29-year-old Juan Carlos Caballero – then dragged the shooting victim into the home, and a second gunshot was heard.

Caballero was arrested after members of the Tahlequah Police Department SWAT team spent nearly 45 minutes trying to coax him out of the home, Police Chief Nate King said this week.

Boals’ affidavit says the victim’s body was found inside the home and covered with a blanket.

Caballero was booked into jail for first-degree murder and possession of a controlled dangerous substance. His girlfriend, Liliana Landaverde, was also arrested at the home for three counts of failure to protect a child and possession of CDS.

A holstered pistol was found in the residence when officers were clearing the scene, Boals said.

Methamphetamine may have played some role in the events that led to the shooting, King said.

More than 19 grams of a white, crystal substance – believed to be meth – was found in a plastic bag under a child’s bed, while bags of a white substance were also found in other areas of the home, according to court documents.

Other evidence collected at the scene included numerous live ammunition and spent shell casings and magazines for various firearms; at least seven cell phones; drug paraphernalia, including smoking pipes and a grinder; and hundreds of dollars in cash.

A couple of identification cards with different names were also collected as evidence. King told the Daily Press this week that the victim is not believed to be a resident of the U.S., and authorities have been attempting to confirm his identity.

Caballero is jailed with no bond, while Landaverde was booked in with a $50,000 bond. Formal charges have not been filed against Caballero or Landaverde.

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