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UPDATE: Lawton Shooting Victim Identified

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LAWTON Okla_ Lawton police have identified the victim in the city's 6th homicide of the year.

He's 17 year old Alec McGlory, who was a student at Lawton Christian School. Police were called to the Gray Warr Apartment Complex on 82nd Street between Cache and Quanah Parker Trailway Monday night just before 6:30 PM after residents heard gunshots. When they arrived, they found McGlory in the parking lot. He was taken by ambulance to Comanche County Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A man near the shooting scene heard the shots and said he immediately ran to help, not worried that he may be in danger, too. He said when he saw McGlory, he immediately started CPR in a desperate attempt to save the boy's life.

Michael Wilkins was helping his neighbor out when he heard a sound that didn't belong.

"I kind of heard a boom," Wilkins said. "It was muffled, and I knew it was a gunshot."

Seconds later, Wilkins tried to save McGlory, after his wife found McGlory sitting almost lifeless in a vehicle. Wilkins said he isn't a doctor, but the wound seemed to be from a point-blank gunshot. He also said McGlory was shot in his abdomen, which police confirmed this afternoon.

"He turned real white," Wilkins said. "He was real clammy, real cold."

He said he had not seen McGlory's vehicle before but said that's not out of the ordinary. People travel in and out of the complex all of the time. He added he has never considered leaving, even after Monday night's shooting.

"We feel safe here," Wilkins said. "It could probably be a lot better, but I don't know if there's a place that you could say, ‘It couldn't be a lot better.'"

He knows everyone has speculation as to what was going on.

"I don't know if someone got him involved in something that he didn't need to be involved in," Wilkins said, "But he just didn't fit that description."

He's choosing not to make judgments, but he said no one deserves to die like McGlory did. He said while he was happy to help, he wishes there would have been a brighter outcome.

"To actually hold him in my arms and for him to pass away, you always want to be able to do a little more," Wilkins said.

All Wilkins said he can do now is hopefully provide comfort through this message for Alec McGlory's parents:

"I think their son is sitting with Jesus right now, and he's in a better place," Wilkins said.

Principal Mark Torbert from Lawton Christian School said they are stunned. They've never had anything like this happen to one of their students. He said McGlory was a bright kid, a senior graduating soon and heading to pharmacy school at Southwestern University. He said McGlory will be greatly missed.

According to witnesses, two suspects were seen running south from the scene.

One was wearing a white shirt and pants. The other is described as approximately 6' tall and skinny, wearing a brown or tan hoodie.

If anyone has information about these men or the homicide, please contact Crimestoppers at 580-355-INFO or the Lawton police department at 580-581-3240.

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