Wagoner County Authorities Renew Reward Offer In Thanksgiving 2011 Shooting


Thursday, November 28th 2013, 6:35 pm
By: News On 6


Two years after an elderly man was gunned down and left for dead at a shooting range on Thanksgiving Day, the Wagoner County Sheriff's Office is renewing the reward being offered for information about the case.

In 2011, then 73-year-old Kenneth Payne was shot in the leg and the back of the head at the Fort Gibson wildlife management area shooting range. Payne, a veteran, was left in a wheelchair.

Investigators said at least four guns were stolen and the agency released a photo of one of the more rare guns, hoping someone will recognize it. It is a Mitchell Black Lightning .22 magnum rifle.

The OSBI also released sketches of the two men they suspect in the shooting.

One sketch is possibly a Hispanic male in his late 50s, with a light complexion. Investigators say that suspect is about 5-foot-9 and 160 to 165 pounds.

The other suspect, investigators say, has dark curly hair that is collar-length in the back. He is also described as about 5-foot-9 and 160 pounds. They say that suspect is in his mid-to-late 30s.

Authorities are still offering a reward up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest.

Anyone with information is asked to call either the Wagoner County Sheriff's Office at (918) 485-3124, or the OSBI hotline at 1-800-522-8017.

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