An altercation in Sulphur Saturday landed one man in the hospital from a gunshot wound to the head, and another in jail for a short time, according to Sulphur police.
Sulphur Police Chief David Shores said officers responded to a call around 2:35 p.m. Saturday regarding a man walking around the Sulphur High School football field bleeding from his head. On arrival, officers found that James Lance Williams, 28, had been shot in the forehead.
Williams was taken to an Oklahoma City Hospital via helicopter where he has since been treated and released, Shores said.
Police said that Williams had an altercation with Dakota Simco, 27, and his girlfriend at their 17th Street apartment. Williams allegedly shoved Simco’s pregnant girlfriend, and as a response Simco went and got a gun.
The fight continued outside the apartment complex, where police say Williams was shot. Shores said after being shot in the head, Williams ran nearly a mile and a half from the scene to the football field where officers found him.
“The bullet entered his forehead, and exited out of the top of his head,” Shores said.
Shores said Simco was booked into Murray County jail on charges of assault and battery with a deadly weapon. Shores said he has since been released. Shores said he thinks Simco was released because he claimed the shooting was self defense.
When The Ardmoreite contacted Murray County jail to acquire Simco’s mug shot and jail records, documents that are public record, deputies said they were unable to release his photo, but would not state why. Deputies would also not say whether or not Simco was released from jail or bonded out.
Sulphur police are still investigating these events.