New details emerge in shooting death of Australian athlete
DUNCAN, Okla. — It was two months ago tomorrow, back on August 16, Australian athlete Chris Lane was gunned down while jogging a Duncan road.
Three teens were arrested in connection with the crime. 15-year old James Edwards Jr. and 16-year old Chauncey Luna face a charge of first degree murder.
17-year old Michael Jones faces an accessory to murder charge.
In new court documents, we’re learning more about the frantic moments after the fatal shot was fired, hitting Lane in the back.
According to court documents, in an interview with investigators 17-year-old Michael Jones who police say was the driver that day “advised that he heard Christopher Lane scream as the shot was fired.”
A chilling detail Duncan residents say continues to break their hearts.
David Cantell says, “It’s not the gun that killed the boy it’s the boy that killed the boy.”
The gun used in the shooting death of Chris Lane has yet to be recovered but police think they are looking for a .22 caliber rifle based on evidence at the scene.
Another question unanswered by authorities is how they think the three teens got a hold of it but some Duncan residents don’t think it would be too hard.
“You can get guns wherever you want,” says Cantell. “Guns are not hard to get.”
What investigators say they do know of is the teens’ affiliations with gangs profiled on social media pages.
According to court documents one investigator wrote, “These social media outlets have been a source and avenue of posting of criminal-affiliated activities by posing and showing associations with gangs and firearms.”
Residents say the town of Duncan is still wondering what happened in the lives of these three teens that led them to this.
Betty Willis says, “Their whole lives are ruined.”
Buddy Willis says, “It was senseless to me. For something to do? That just don’t make sense.”
A Chris Lane tribute baseball game between Redlands Community College and East Central University has been postponed to Oct. 24 due to weather.