Multi-agency search continues in Antlers for Okla. double shooting suspect

Published: Jul. 18, 2021 at 5:14 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 19, 2021 at 4:17 PM CDT
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Posted by Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation - Authorized Page on Monday, July 19, 2021

ANTLERS, Okla. (KXII) - The search continues in Antlers for a suspect in a double shooting in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, over the weekend.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation it started around 8:30 Saturday night when two men who agents believe were acting as good Samaritans were shot on I-40.

They believe those two men, John Derek Riggs, 39, and Jake Myers, 32, were trying to help the suspect, Lee King, by purchasing a gas can and gas when his vehicle ran out of gas.

OSBI says when King got into their vehicle and drove away from a Love’s Travel Stop near Vian, he shot the two men inside their vehicle.

Riggs and Myers are both from Arkansas. One was shot in the face, and the other was shot multiple times in the torso. They were transported to Arkansas hospitals, where they are in critical condition but expected to survive.

King’s vehicle matches the one stolen during a carjacking in Oklahoma City Saturday morning.

On Sunday, an Antlers police officer tried to pull over a vehicle matching the stolen vehicle driven by King and was led to a dead-end road where he took off on foot into a heavily wooded area in Antlers.

The OSBI says King was last seen in Antlers around 9:30 Sunday morning.

On Monday, OSBI identified Lee King as the suspect in the Saturday night double shooting based on evidence gathered in their investigation.

King is known to have connections to the Shreveport, LA area and the Houston, TX area, OSBI said.

Law enforcement from sheriff’s offices and police departments in the Antlers area are assisting with the investigation, along with the Oklahoma City Police Department and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Lee King
Lee King (Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation)

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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