Reward renewed in 2011 Thanksgiving shooting in Wagoner County
BY Staff Reports
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
11/21/12 at 3:32 PM
FORT GIBSON -- A $5,000 reward is being renewed for information leading to the arrest of two men who are accused of shooting a Wagoner County man last Thanksgiving at a shooting range, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation announced Wednesday.
According to investigators, Kenneth Payne, 74, was at the Fort Gibson Wildfire Management Area shooting range Nov. 24, 2011, when someone shot him multiple times, the OSBI said.
Payne, a retired Air Force veteran, was able to contact a family member for help after he was shot and robbed, OSBI said.
Authorities said least four guns were stolen from Payne in addition to a gun caddy. One of the guns is a .22-caliber magnum rifle.
One of the suspects is described as a Hispanic man, 5 feet 9 inches tall and about 160 to 165 pounds. He has a light complexion and is in his late 50s, OSBI said.
The other suspect is described as 5 feet 9 inches tall and about 160 pounds. He has dark curly hair and is in his late 30s.
Anyone has information about the shooting is asked call either the Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office or the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-522-8017.