Shooting in Ponca City

Ponca City Now - January 16, 2014 7:56 am

Ponca City police officials confirm there was a shooting early this morning.

The shooting happened around 2:30 a.m.

According to pictures we received from the public the crime scene is on Ames near Kingston.

The investigation is ongoing and there is no further information available at this time.

We will post right here on with any updates.


A 32-year-old man was transported from the scene to Ponca City Medical Center, then flown out to a hospital in Wichita.

Adam Christopher Payne was taken into custody for public intoxication at the scene.


Police officials said Justin Wayne Backhaus was the victim of the shooting.

He is currently at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.

Law enforcement has requested the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation assist in gathering evidence.

Their crime scene unit is expected to arrive within the hour.


Police officials have released that Payne is now facing charges of shooting with intent to kill.

Backhaus is still in the hospital in critcial condition.

The invesigation has revealed the men lived together in the home.

Police officials say the men had been out earlier that evening and returned home shortly before the shooting.

The communications center received two 911 calls from an unidentified man asking for an ambulance for a man who had been shot.

Police secured the residence and obtained search warrants for the home and vehicles.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation assisted in gathering evidence.


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