2 found dead with gunshot wounds in auto shop near Coweta

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COWETA, Okla. – Wagoner County authorities say two men have been found dead with apparent gunshot wounds in what investigators say appears to be a murder and suicide.

Sheriff Chris Elliott told reporters that officers were called to the Fresh Start Automotive near Coweta about 1:15 p.m. Thursday. The sheriff said 51-year-old Damon Arthur of Broken Arrow and 47-year-old Jerry Jones of Noel, Missouri, were found dead inside the business.

Elliott said it appears Arthur shot Jones, who was the owner of the business and then shot himself.

The business is on Highway 51, just north of the Coweta city limits.