SPIRO (KFSM) — One man is severely injured and another is behind bars following a shooting in Spiro Sunday night (March 19).
According to LeFlore County Undersheriff Kendall Morgan, the suspect has been identified as Larry Douglas Lewis.
Deputies said the shooting happened shortly after 9 p.m. at a mobile home on New Hope Road.
Officers said the victim and Lewis were attending a party in the backyard of the mobile home when an argument ensued. Lewis reportedly shot the victim in the chest and fled the scene to a nearby RV, and later to a residence in Van Buren.
The sheriff’s department was able to contact the Van Buren resident and spoke to Lewis who later turned himself in to police. He was taken into the LeFlore County Sheriff’s Department for questioning, according to officers.
Officers said the victim was taken to a Tulsa hospital and is now in stable condition after having emergency surgery overnight, according to Morgan.
Deputies said alcohol was a factor in the shooting and they have not been able to locate the gun. The sheriff’s department was on scene for several hours waiting to obtain a search warrant to search the RV for evidence.
At this time, the victim’s name has not officially been released. Lewis has been booked into the LeFlore County Detention Center.
Other departments that assisted in the shooting included the Spiro Police Department, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Panama Police Department, Shady Point Police Department and the Bokoshe Police Department.
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