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Pottawatomie Co. Deadly Shooting Investigation
A man dies after a burglary at his home and a shooting, the Pottawatomie County undersheriff said.
Monday morning, someone called authorities to report a man crashed into the gate of his home in the 29900 block of New Hope. Undersheriff J.T. Palmer said Albert Rider, 52, was looking for help.
"He drove to this residence, which is the first driveway that he came to," Palmer said.
Evidence shows Rider had been shot in the chest during a confrontation about three-quarters of a mile up the road. He was taken to OU Medical Center where he died.
Rider's home in Cleveland County was robbed earlier, Palmer said. Officials have still not determined if the burglar is the suspect in the shootin. They are also trying to figure out if Palmer was shot while trying to track the burglar down.
"He went in [to Country Boy Market] this morning and made a statement. He was wanting to know if anybody had bought anything using a large amount of change; that his house had been broken into," Palmer said.
The Cleveland County Sheriffs office is investigating the burglary at Rider's home and assisting with the shooting investigation . The OSBI is also helping.
Palmer said there were no suspects in either crime.
Posted: Monday, October 8 2012, 09:33 PM CDT
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Okla. court upholds life sentence in uncle's death
May 17, 2013 21:34 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- An Oklahoma appeals court has upheld the life prison sentence of a 38-year-old man who was convicted of first-degree murder for shooting his uncle to death.
The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals handed down the decision Friday in the case of Patrick Shane Yargee. A jury in Tulsa County found Yargee guilty in the 2010 shooting death of 48-year-old David Willie Harjo.
Authorities alleged that Yargee shot Harjo eight times in a residence in northern Tulsa. Reports filed in the case indicate that the two men had an argument involving a woman before the shooting.
The five-judge court unanimously rejected Yargee's claims that he was denied a fair trial.
Yargee's defense attorney, Stuart Southerland of the Tulsa County Public Defender's Office, did not immediately return a telephone call seeking comment.
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