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Attempted murder/suicide in Anadarko shocks neighbors


ANADARKO, Okla. — An Anadarko woman was shot by her husband Sunday morning before he turned the gun on himself.  

She is in critical condition tonight, but it’s the moments after the incident that shows her will to live.     

“I know. I know. You’re okay. Where were you shot? Her chest?, the 911 dispatcher asked. 

“In her chest,” the 911 caller said. 

“Does she know who shot her?” responds the 911 dispatcher.

“Who shot you?” the 911 caller asked the victim.

“Roger shot her, she said. Roger Abbott,” the 911 caller said.

Ginger Abbott, in her 40s, was shot multiple times in the chest and arm before she drove to a relative’s home a mile away. 

Ginger was rushed to OU Medical Center where she underwent surgery and is recovering in critical condition.

According to police, her husband, Roger Abbott, shot her several times before turning the gun on himself.  

Police are trying to figure out what prompted the fatal shooting. 

“Domestic violence can happen in just a second with people you don’t realize are having problems,” Sheriff Gene Cain said. “Sometimes is a first offense like this was. This time I don’t see of anything that was ever called on at this time.”

One neighbor said he noticed a change in Roger’s behavior over the past few months. 

A once friendly relationship had turned sour. 

“I just know something’s been wrong, but when he told me to keep me away I told Lucy my neighbor. I said ‘Lucy, I should have been calling and talking to somebody,’ but it never dawned on me.
It never dawned on me,” Long-time Neighbor Bill Graham said.

Abbott underwent surgery early today at OU Medical Center and remains in critical condition.


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