LINCOLN COUNTY, Okla. (KFOR) – A deadly shooting investigation is underway in Lincoln County after a father was shot and killed by his 15-year-old son Tuesday afternoon.
The incident happened at a home near State Highway 99 and East 900 Road, south of Stroud.
According to the Lincoln County Sheriff, Charlie Dougherty, the 15-year-old called 911 around 1:15 p.m. Tuesday confessing he’d shot his dad.
“They got into some type of an argument,” said Sheriff Dougherty. “Said that his dad had a knife and had him cornered and he had to shoot him.”
The teen fired two gunshots, according to the sheriff.
The man was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The teen was taken to the sheriff’s office for questioning.
“We’ve transported the juvenile to our office. He’s not under arrest. He’s just being detained right now,” said Sheriff Dougherty.
He told KFOR the father’s girlfriend also lives at the home, but was running an errand at the time of the incident.
The sheriff adds their office hasn’t been called to the home before.
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has taken over the investigation.
Sheriff Dougherty adds that it’s still too early to know whether the teen will face any charges.