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Botched robbery turns into homicide

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LAWTON, Okla. – Lawton police are investigating a murder they say happened after a botched robbery.

Police say Johnny Allen and a friend were staying at the Super 8 Motel, when a masked man came in and shot Allen several times.

Allen was transported to the hospital where he later died.

Police say as they were searching the area they became involved in a chase with a man. That man was taken into custody but they do not know if he is connected to the murder.