Richard Clay Scudder

Richard Clay Scudder

A Moore man was formally charged with first degree murder Sept. 11 in the shooting death of another man early Wednesday.

Richard Scudder, 24, is accused of shooting Erric James Monroe, of Oklahoma City, early Wednesday following an argument in the area of 929 Astoria Drive in Moore.

Police said they arrived at the scene and found the victim dead with a gunshot wound to the head and several other wounds to the torso.

They asked witnesses at the scene who the shooter was and Scudder reportedly said, “Right here,” according to the affidavit attached to the charge.

Prosecutors allege Monroe and Scudder got into an argument and Scudder went to his residence and retrieved a 9 mm pistol, returned and confronted Monroe before shooting him.

Scudder was arrested at the scene by Moore police.

Monroe grew up living in various towns in Oklahoma before settling in Norman in 2007.

He attended Norman North High School, graduating in 2011. At the age of 16, he began working at Santa Fe Place in Moore. More recently, he started working at St. Anthony’s Hospital as a group counselor.

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