A 48-year-old Edmond woman died Sunday from injuries she sustained in a shooting in the parking lot of a local store in Sulphur.
While the motive for the shooting is still under investigation, Sulphur City Manager Andy Freeman said the victim, Jaclyn Chaney, was in Sulphur to retrieve her children from her husband Mitchell Chaney, 35, of Ardmore, when her father-in-law Alan Chaney, 68, of Ardmore, allegedly shot her multiple times.
Freeman said Jaclyn and Mitchell were going through a divorce and were in Sulphur for a child exchange.
The couple’s children were not present during their mother's shooting, but were inside the store with the father.
Freeman said Sulphur police officers — who were on other calls at the time of the shooting — were able to respond to the shooting within minutes, taking the elder Chaney into custody without incident.
“He was still there, he didn’t leave the scene,” Freeman said. “There were two off-duty officers at the scene in case he tried to leave.”
Freeman said the first on-duty officers arrived about 6 minutes after the initial call, with Sulphur Police, Sulphur Fire, Murray County Sheriff’s Department, Murray County EMS and officers from the National Parks Service responding.
Mitchell has been detained for questioning, while the children have been placed into the care of relatives.
According to the Murray County District Attorney’s office, charges have not been filed in the case pending further investigation.
Allan Chaney is currently being held on complaints of first-degree murder.