Officials: 19-year-old man arrested for murder of 17-year-old
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Okla. – A 19-year-old man is in custody after allegedly shooting and killing a 17-year-old boy.
On Sunday, the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office was called to a shooting, where they found 17-year-old Seth Johnson’s body.
Officials say Johnson died from an apparent gunshot wound.
However, witnesses were able to tell investigators that 19-year-old Curtlon Panoske shot Johnson and then stole his SUV.
Once officers tracked down Panoske, authorities say he ran from the scene and was eventually found hiding in a backyard in Ardmore.
He was arrested and booked into the Carter County Jail on a first-degree murder complaint, possession of a firearm after a former felony conviction and possession of a stolen vehicle.
OSBI officials say Panoske and the victim were acquaintances.