Man Found Shot To Death In Wagoner County
WAGONER COUNTY, Oklahoma - Wagoner County Sheriff's deputies are looking for the shooters who killed a 27-year-old man on Sunday morning.
They say the man was found dead outside another man’s home in Rocky Point, a small community on Fort Gibson Lake.
We got a call from a family member of that shooting victim. He identified the man who died as Drew Gibson.
The Wagoner County Sheriff tells News On 6 he believes it was a drug-related crime. He said deputies found white powder inside the home, either meth or cocaine.
One neighbor says she heard gunshots, another tells us she heard some kind of argument at the house across the street.
"And I said, 'You won't believe what's going on over here. The fight.' And she said, 'I just heard gunshots.' And I thought, oh no,” neighbor Regina Lively said.
Lively says she saw a couple leaving a home off of 683rd Street before taking off in a white pickup. She later found out a man had died there.
“Well, kind of in shock,” she said.
Wagoner County Sheriff Bob Colbert says this is the first homicide in this area in all of the seven years he's served as sheriff. But his deputies are familiar with that particular house.
"There's been drug activity in this house before that we've dealt with,” Colbert said. “Pretty sure it's going to be drug-related."
Deputies say the man who lives there has an extensive criminal history. Past charges include making and possessing meth and even committing first-degree murder in 2001.
Deputies say they're still not sure if he was involved in the shooting as he was not home at the time.
"The homeowner has a history of violence and has been arrested before, yes. But he's cooperating,” Capt. Jeff Gregg said.
Neighbors say they've never had a problem with the homeowner before, but now they realize their neighborhood may not be as quiet as they thought.
"Yeah,” Lively said. “A lot of people, unsavory-looking people.”
The sheriff's office says it does have several people of interest in the case so far.