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Good Samaritans shot in Sequoyah County, suspect on the run

PHOTO: Lee King
Posted at 4:10 PM, Jul 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-22 19:17:19-04

SEQUOYAH COUNTY, Okla. — Update: Oklahoma City police say suspect Lee King was taken into custody at 4:00 PM Thursday afternoon at an apartment in Dallas, Texas by members of the U.S. Marshals Service in Dallas.

Police say the local U.S. Marshals’ Task Force and members of the Oklahoma City Police Department developed information that Mr. King was at a specific location in Dallas.

Police say the Marshals Service in Dallas was then given Mr. King’s location and that is when he was located and arrested.

A suspected gunman is on the run after two good Samaritans were found shot in a car on I-40 in Sequoyah County.

Officials are looking for Lee King, he is considered armed and dangerous. Investigators said the public should not engage or approach him call 9-1-1 or the OSBI at (800) 522-8017 or if he’s seen.

The investigation started July 17 around 8:30 p.m. when deputies responded to a call about a double shooting. They found John Riggs, 39, and Jake Myers, 32, shot in a car on I-40.

The victims are in a video from a Love’s Travel Stop in Vian, where they bought a gas can and gas for the suspect. Investigators then said all three men got in the victim’s car and left the area.

The suspect’s vehicle matches the description of a car stolen during a carjacking in Oklahoma City Saturday morning.

Antlers police attempted to stop a car matching that description and it led to a high-speed chase into the woods in Antlers. This is the last time King has been seen. He left the car and ran from the area.

OSBI Crime Scene Agents and the Latent Print Unit from the OSBI laboratory are processing the stolen vehicle.

King is believed to have ties to the Shreveport and Houston areas.

Riggs and Myers are both from Arkansas. They were transported to Arkansas hospitals in critical condition but are expected to survive.

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