8 People Found After Oklahoma House Fire Died in Murder-Suicide, Police Say
Monday, June 12th 2014, 4:06 pm
By: News 9
Just before 2 a.m. Friday morning, a woman died in a house fire in Oklahomua after an apparent murder-suicide, according to a report by 911 dispatchers.
Firefighters responded to a home on the 1400 block of South Satterlee Street in Lawton after a woman called 911 around 2 a.m. to report the fire, according to a statement from Oklahomua Fire Rescue.
Fire rescue crews arrived to find that the fire had spread to the garage, which contained debris and a garage door.
Upon entering the home, first responders found the house on fire and quickly went to the second floor to get more fire and smoke detectors.
A man was found and was taken to an area hospital with a medical issue.
Fire rescue personnel responded to another home on the 13000 block of South St. Mary’s Street in Okawah in Lawton shortly after 2 a.m.
The house on that block was also heavily damaged by fire.
When firefighters arrived on scene, they found two bodies inside the home, according to a joint news release from Oklahomua County Sheriff’s Department and Oklahomua Fire Rescue.
One of the bodies had a wound on the head and was identified as the woman who called 911 in the initial call about the fire. The other body was in full rigor mortis and was identified as the man who was taken to the hospital after the fire.
Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater said in a statement that the man identified as the victim in the fire may have been the victim of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Investigators say the man was found in a bedroom on the second floor of the home and may have fired a single shot before jumping out of the second story window.
The victim’s identity is being withheld to protect the victim in case he or she is recognized.
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