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Blackwell Police investigating shooting death

Beverly Bryant - May 14, 2017 1:11 pm

Blackwell Police and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation investigate a suspicious shooting death on Sunday. Photo by Wendy Spence.

Blackwell Police Chief Dewayne Wood said Sunday afternoon about 12:45 p.m. that the Police Department is investigating a suspicious death.

“About 1:58 a.m. Sunday we received a 911call regarding a male with a gunshot wound to the head in the 1300 block of South First,” Wood said.

The victim was identified as a 19-year-old male. He was pronounced dead at the Blackwell hospital and his body has been transported to the State Medical Examiner’s office in Oklahoma City.

Wood said the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is assisting Blackwell Police in the investigation.

At this time the name of the man is not being released, pending notification of next of kin.

 

 

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