Multiple Agencies Investigate Deadly Sequoyah County Shooting

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GORE (KFSM) -- An investigation is underway following a deadly shooting north of Gore, according to Sequoyah County Sheriff Larry Lane.

The victim's family confirmed to 5NEWS that Bob Shanks, 61, of Salina, Kansas, is the person who was killed.

On Saturday (Oct. 14) afternoon, the homeowner at North Highway 100, in Gore, made a 9-1-1 call to the Gore Police Department and told dispatch he shot someone who tried to enter his home.

Deputies arrived to the home and the homeowner admitted to shooting the person who entered his home. Deputies then took him to the Sheriff's Office for questioning.

Deputies then got a search warrant for the home and that is when they found Shanks inside.

Sheriff Lane said Shanks is the father of the homeowner's ex-girlfriend. He said Shanks was in town from Kansas with other family members for his cousin's funeral.
Shanks' wife drove him to the home. Sheriff Lane said the wife stayed in the car when Shanks approached the door. The wife was also taken in for questioning.
Investigators are unsure at this time whether or not Shanks forced his way in the home or the homeowner allowed him in.
The Sequoyah County Sheriff's Office and Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation are investigating the shooting. Sheriff Lane said no other details could be provided at this time.