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Argument over gas can leads to shooting outside Grady County home

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GRADY COUNTY, Okla. -- An argument outside a Grady County home led to a multi-county manhunt.

The suspect is now in custody, charged for shooting his sister's boyfriend with a shotgun.

It was just off Morgan Road, near Bridge Creek, that the dispute took place.


Scott Burley, Jr.

Officials say the fight was between 22-year-old Scott Burley Junior, and his sister's boyfriend...all over a little gasoline.

"Scott decided he was gonna use the victim's gas can and gas, without his permission," said Grady County Sheriff Jim Weir. "They got in a big argument over it, Scott decided to grab the shotgun, we were told, just to scare him."

Scott surely scared him. In fact, Scott shot both of the victim's legs, allegedly by accident. The victim is expected to recover.

"He's doing was birdshot," said Weir. "It was very painful, but the area it hit wasn't life threatening."

Soon after, Scott reportedly ran off into the surrounding woods.

Sheriff deputies arrived, searched the area, but it seemed the suspect was gone.

The Department posted Burley's info on their Facebook page looking for leads, and low and behold, he popped up.

"Somehow he made it two counties over to Seminole county, and surrendered at the Sheriff's Office there," explained Weir. "We think he knew eventually he'd get caught."

Burley has been charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon.


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