NOWATA, Okla. — A Nowata woman is behind bars, charged in the shooting death of her 16-year-old daughter.
Officials said the shooting, involving Amanda Moffett, was originally dubbed an accident by the Nowata County Sheriff’s Department in October 2018.
News outlets received a press release from the Nowata County Sheriff's Department posted to Facebook on Oct. 6. The department said the post was written by the Sheriff at the time, Kenny Freeman.
In the post, the former Sheriff stated his disdain that the news media became aware of what he called an "accident" that was "not disputable."
2 Works for You received word of the fatal shooting through the news release, which did not exactly state what happened.
Freeman spoke of a "horrible tragedy" that was considered an "open investigation.”
The release did not state the circumstances leading up to the post, or the fact a teenager was shot and killed.
2 Works for You investigators went to Nowata looking for answers, but were told the sheriff was out of town because of a family emergency.
Our team then tracked down the undersheriff who said the death of the teenager was considered an accident, and the department was not looking for any suspects.
We did reach out to officials with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation who said they had not been contacted regarding this case.
An autopsy report revealed the 16-year-old suffered from "multiple gunshot wounds."
This is a developing story.
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