HENRYETTA, Oklahoma -- "Rampant rumors" are impairing the investigation into the shooting death of 13-year-old Henryetta resident Landon Jewell, according to a release by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.
OSBI agents have spent the week in Henryetta investigating the teen's death. Jewell was shot Friday night at the home of a friend in the 100 block of West Cummings.
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OSBI agents said that because so many rumors are going around in the case, they are asking that people with valid, verifiable information call their hotline at 1-800-522-8017.
"Agents are running leads to determine what led up to the discharging of the weapon," Public Information Director Jessica Brown said in a news release Thursday.
The medical examiner's office ruled the death a homicide, defined as the killing of one person by another, the release states.
Landon Jewell's funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Henryetta High School gymnasium.