A witness has provided Murray County authorities with more details surrounding the shooting-carjacking at an I-35 scenic turnout Wednesday.


A witness has provided Murray County authorities with more details surrounding the shooting-carjacking at an I-35 scenic turnout Wednesday.


Murray County Undersheriff Darryl McCurtain said law officers received a call early Thursday from a man who said he had apparently been at the turnout just moments before the crime occurred.


The witness described a man and a woman standing near a red/black single cab Ford pickup.
He described the truck as a 1969 to 1972 model.


“He said he was certain of the year range and make of the pickup due to his family owning a similar make and model,” McCurtain said. “He said the pickup was not in good shape and looked its age.”


The witness also told lawmen he saw a man and woman standing near the pickup.


“The female was described as white, 25- to 28-years-old, average height and weight and having long, brown hair,” McCurtain said. “The male subject was described as white, under 30, possibly 25- to 28-years-old, and 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches in height. He had a round face, was clean shaven and had a full head of short brown hair. He was wearing a light colored shirt or no shirt.”


The undersheriff said the witness was able to describe the victim’s pickup, which he said was parked at the turnout as well.


Shortly before noon Thursday, McCurtain updated information concerning the victim’s condition.


“He came out of surgery and his condition is listed as stable. OSBI agents are interviewing him today,” he said.


The unidentified victim was shot in the neck with what investigators believe was a rifle between 1-2 p.m. The carjackers took his black Dodge pickup, but abandoned it on an I-35 ramp two miles away.’


Thursday evening McCurtain said the investigation was progressing and lawmen were following leads.


Anyone with information concerning the suspects should call the Murray County Sheriff’s Department at (580) 622-5114 or any local law enforcement agency.


Marsha Miller 221-6529
marsha.miller@ardmoreite.com