OSBI Investigates Shooting in Ottawa County

Mike Seals - November 15, 2020 10:38 pm

Wyandotte, Okla. – The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) is investigating after a homicide occurred in Ottawa County last night. Around 11:00 pm on Thursday, November 12, 2020, the OSBI received a request from the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office to investigate a shooting. OSBI personnel responded, conducted a crime scene investigation and interviewed several witnesses, including the alleged shooter.

The victim, Melvin Shamblin, was shot at a residence in Wyandotte, Oklahoma and transported to a hospital in Joplin, Missouri for medical treatment. Shamblin was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The alleged shooter was cooperative and was released after interview, pending further investigation. Upon completion of the investigation, the OSBI will provide a full report to the Ottawa County District Attorney’s Office for review and determination of potential charges.


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