Suspect Charged In Ponca City Shooting

Ponca City Now - January 17, 2014 5:05 pm

From the PCPD

Adam Christopher Payne, 30, now faces charges of shooting with Intent to kill in the incident reported to Police at 2:30am on Thursday morning. Payne was initially arrested for Public Intoxication.

Justin Wayne Backhaus, 32, remains hospitalized at St Francis Hospital in Wichitia in critical condition.

The investigation has revealed the men lived together in a home in the 2600 block of Ames. They had been out with friends earlier that evening and had returned home shortly before shooting occurred.

The Communications Center received two 911 call from an unidentified male asking for an ambulance stating that a man had been shot. Police and Ponca City ambulance arrived to find Backhaus lying in the middle of the street. He was transported to the Ponca City Medical Center and then flown to Tulsa.

Police secured the residence and obtained search warrants for the home and vehicles. The Oklahoma Statue Bureau of Investigation assisted in the gathering of evidence.

The investigation is continuing.


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