PORUM, Oklahoma - The Muskogee County Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide which happened in Porum early Monday.

Sheriff Charles Pearson told the MuskogeeNow news web site Bill Fools, 56, was killed in his rural home around 2 a.m. He said Fools was shot twice in the stomach with a high-powered rifle.

Deputies responded to the home after getting a 911 call. Before they arrived, Pearson said Fools was taken by car to a Stigler hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Pearson said witnesses reported seeing a man in camouflage clothing running from the home after the shooting.

Porum is located south of I-40 on Highway 2.

Court records show Fools was arrested on June 27, 2014 on a charge of possession of a firearm after conviction of a felony. According to those records Fools had a preliminary hearing set for October 10, 2014.