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UPDATE: Blountstown Teen Murdered in Tulsa, Oklahoma; Former High School Teammates Remember

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A quadruple shooting hundreds of miles away in Oklahoma claims the life of a young man who called the Panhandle home.

Friday, the sky was crying over Blountstown High School...for more reasons than one.

"Hands-down, he was my best friend," said Ryan Hathcox, a senior at Blountstown High School.

Hathcox is still in shock after finding out his best friend and his former teammate, Chaz Fain, 18, was murdered Friday night.

"I tried calling Chaz just to make sure it wasn't a joke or anything and nothing," said Hathcox.

According to Tulsa Police, Fain was one of four shot at an apartment inside his complex in Tulsa Oklahoma, right across the street from the Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology, and where Fain had attended.

"Just trying to visualize why something like that would happen to someone like him," said Hathcox. "I couldn't imagine anyone doing that or thinking about doing something like that to him."

Hathcox and Fain played Tigers football together and were both part of the weight-lifting team before Fain graduated in 2012. 

"He was one of the main weightlifters that pushed me in the weight room and was one of my main partners," said Hathcox.

It's a bond that led them both to reach the top.

"He won a state title before me and he kept poutting it in my face and bragging about it and bragging about it," said Hathcox. "And eventually I caught up and won one too and it was because of him pushing me."

Fain's death is also weighing heavy on Coach Greg Jordan.

"It's hard to come to grips with a kid that young, you know, 18 years old had his whole life to look forward to," said Jordan.

A life Jordan says was promising and taken too soon.

"Chaz was just a good person, worked extremely hard, was a dedicated kid, spent countless hours in this weight room and on the football field," said Jordan. "When he has a passion with something, he really pursued it and he would've done well in life. "

The Tulsa Police Department have one suspect in custody.


A Blountstown teenager attending college at Spartan School of Aeronautics and Technology in Tulsa, Oklahoma is murdered.

Our ABC partner, KTLU reports that Chaz Fain, 18, and 3 others were gathered at an apartment in north Tulsa Thursday night.

Police say Mark Hopkins, 42, opened fire on the group hitting all 4 men. Fain passed away from his injuries, the other victims should all recover.

The shooter, Hopkins, is in custody and police are saying the men knew each other through class. 

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