Fatal Shooting Results In Arrest

Wednesday, November 12th 2008, 7:48 am
By: News On 6

By Lori Fullbright, News On 6

ROGERS COUNTY, OK -- Chad Lomax had attended the Eagles concert in downtown Tulsa Wednesday night, then went home with his girlfriend. Investigators say another man she had dated, showed up and things turned violent.

Chad's family and friends can't believe he's gone. His buddies gave Chad a couple of different nicknames, one of them was "the nine-footer", because he was so tall he towered over everyone.

It doesn't take long to figure out what Chad Lomax loved to do. He was an outdoorsmen, he loved to fish with worms and spinner baits and did his fair share of noodling, too. He also loved to hunt big turkeys and big deer.

His cousin and friend say Chad was friendly and well known.

"He knew everybody. We called him the governor because everywhere we went, he knew somebody, don't matter, go out of state and they'd be like, Chad, oh gosh," said Chad's friend, Russell Smith.

Chad had worked for the railroad and most recently, was employed with Water Products.

His friends say they'll miss their trips to the lake most, when they camped out and fished for days, even a week at a time.

"Chad's probably one of the best fishing buddies I ever fished with and I'm gonna miss him a lot," said Smith.

Chad was killed in a home, where his buddies say he lived with his girlfriend.

Another man she'd been dating showed up and the two got into a fight. Chad's friends heard from a witness at the home, that Chad was shot three times, with different guns, in the back, chest and face.

Rogers County sheriff's deputies arrested Kraig Kallstrom and booked him on a first degree murder complaint. He was still at the house when they got there.

The way Chad was killed really bothers his friends.

"You don't shoot people in the race unless you're doing it for vengeance or some reason and I know Chad did nothing to that man," said Smith.