Man shot dead during scuffle

Pontotoc County Sheriff John Christian and his deputies investigate a shooting at a residence on County Road 1520 late Saturday night. One man was killed.

By Randy Mitchell

The Ada News

ADA -- A man was shot to death during a disturbance at a rural home Saturday night.

The shooting occurred at 11:40 p.m. at a residence on County Road 1520 two blocks west of CR 3590.

Pontotoc County Sheriff John Christian said the incident occurred when a man went to the home of his ex-girlfriend, where she resided with the father of her children.

 The two men scuffled and the father of her children allegedly shot and killed the man. Christian said the woman had left the man the day before and returned to the father of her children.

Law enforcement is investigating whether or not the shooting was in self-defense. Christian said he is not releasing names until next of kin has been notified.

At Christian's request, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation crime scene technicians are processing the scene. The homeowner, the woman and three children who were in the house when the shooting occurred, were taken to Pontotoc County Justice Center to be questioned about the incident.

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