STILWELL, Okla. (KFSM) -- Adair County Sheriff deputies and other law enforcement agencies are searching for a man they say shot and killed his wife, and also shot a child. A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Aubrey Johnson III.
Johnson called authorities around 6:15 p.m. Thursday (Sep. 6) to report his wife and child has been shot, according to the Adair County Sheriff's Office.
Upon arrival to the scene, deputies say they found a woman had been shot in the head; Johnson's wife was taken to Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville where she later died.
The child was life-flighted from Stilwell to a Tulsa hospital and is reported to be in stable condition, according to the Adair County Sheriff's Department. Johnson is also suspected of wounding his 8-year-old daughter.
Johnson is described as a white male, 28, 5'6" tall, weighs 185 pounds and has blue eyes and brown hair. Friends of the victim told KOTV News On 6 Johnson may be driving a cream-colored, late model Buick and could be in Adair, Cherokee, Mayes, Rogers or Tulsa County.
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations and the US Marshals are working on the investigation.
"We got the U.S. Marshalls, they're assisting, drug task force is assisting, several other counties are also assisting in the search. We have concentrated on Adair County. We have spanned out as far as Tulsa, casting a big net," Adair County police told 5NEWS.
Johnson is considered armed and dangerous. If you have any information about this case you're asked to contact the Adair County Sheriff's Office at 918-696-2106.