2 teens dead, 1 recovering after another teen fired gun into truck in Idabel

Published: Dec. 31, 2022 at 9:34 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 2, 2023 at 4:39 PM CST

IDABEL, Okla. (KSLA) - The Idabel Police Department and the FBI have requested that the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) assist with the investigation into a homicide that happened around 4:30 a.m. Dec. 3 at the Catfish King restaurant.

According to OSBI, a fight between two teenagers in a group of teenagers took place at 2501 Southeast Washington St. in Idabel. One of the teens involved in the altercation reportedly went to get a gun and fired off shots into the air. A group of teenagers then got into a truck and, as they were leaving, the juvenile with the gun shot into the truck, shooting three of the teens.

One teenager was killed. A second teenager was hit and was being treated at a Tyler, Texas, hospital and later died, officials said. A third teenager had a graze wound.

According to the hospital, two of the teens are 19 years old and the other teen is 14 years old. The ages of those who died are 19 and 14.

The suspect is in custody. But due to the fact that everyone involved is a minor, no names are being released at this time.

The investigation involves Native Americans and falls under the McGirt Supreme Court decision. The OSBI is working together with the FBI, Idabel Police Department and the Choctaw Nation.

Once the investigation is done, a report will be forwarded to the appropriate prosecuting attorney to file charges.