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Lincoln County Homicide

Juvenile in custody

UPDATE AS OF 4/13 with victim identification.

Luther – Lincoln County Sheriff Charlie Dougherty said that no names are being released yet following an overnight shooting on April 6 at a home on the Lincoln County side of the road that divides Lincoln and Oklahoma counties.  The shooting left one man dead, and a 17-year-old in custody.

The 911 call in at 12:30 am Monday morning. Sheriff Dougherty said on arrival, his deputies discovered the body of a male, about 60 years of age, in the front door. He was shot with a semi-automatic hand gun, he said. UPDATE: the victim has been identified as James Edward Womack, 60. 

He said a 17-year-old juvenile male appeared with his hands up to surrender. The sheriff said the youth, believed to be his Womack’s stepson, claimed he was the shooter and was taken into juvenile custody in Lincoln County. UPDATE: Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said that the investigation is still pending regarding charges and possible motive. “We are waiting on OSBI,” said a LCSO spokesperson.

An OSBI spokesperson told The Luther Register they are referring all media inquiries back to Lincoln County.

The boy’s 19-year-old brother called authorities. The sheriff said that the boys’ mother heard commotion and asked the older son to investigate. Sheriff Dougherty said the victim had just come home from work and it appeared there was “some type of altercation.”

Sheriff Dougherty also said his officers had been called to that home before for domestic calls. While the victim’s identity will be released by authorities, the juvenile’s will not. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation was called to assist with lab work and to investigate the crime scene.

The home is on County Line Road (S 3290), between Highway 66 and NE 178.

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  1. Transparency is still lacking I see, hope they don’t drag it out for years only to say they will not discuss it with the family!!

    1. I was thinking about your family when I was waiting to get answers from Lincoln County, and called daily. Then I texted the OSBI and got deflected back to Lincoln County so I called again. And again the next day. Heard back on Monday. All I wanted was to be able to report the man’s name. Anyone who knows him, obviously already knew, and I knew the name as well, and the stepson’s name too, and his snapchat of that evening! I have also been thinking about you regarding the other tragic homicide days before this one. Working with OCSO on that one. I have a couple of specific questions about the case. Simple questions. I was rebuffed on my requests given the reason that the case is cut and dried. Weapon recovered. Suspect confessed. When I explained that a community wants to know what happened out of concern, and generally knowing what sort of ugliness is going on “next door” to understand the world we are living in, I was told to go to the clerk office and look it up. Guess I’ll do that when the Shelter In Place order isn’t in effect in OKC. Thanks for commenting.

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