Oklahoma authorities investigating homicide that left 78-year-old man dead

CORDELL, Okla. – Authorities in Oklahoma are investigating a homicide that left a 78-year-old man dead.

Around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, 78-year-old Roy Lee Weeaks was shot to death outside of a home in the 1300 block of N. Grant St. in Cordell, Okla.

Investigators learned Weeaks was involved in a verbal altercation with another person inside the house shortly before the shooting.

Weeaks was asked to leave the home during the argument, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said in a news release.

At some point during the altercation, both Weeaks and the shooter produced firearms, officials say.

The shooter fired one shot, killing Weeaks.

Agents are now investigating the shooting.

They will turn over their evidence to the local district attorney, who will determine if the man was shot in self-defense.