LAWTON Okla_ Lawton police have identified the victim of Thursday's homicide. He is 22-year-old Michael Denzel Elix.
LPD released the following statement:
"The Lawton Police Department has made contact with family of our 7th homicide victim.
The victims name is 22-year-old Michael Denzel Elix, aka Michael Denzel Carter. He lived and went to school in Altus and recently moved to Lawton. He worked at a local restaurant.
Mr. Elix was living in the apartment where he was found. It has been determined that Mr. Elix was shot while in the apartment. He was pronounced dead at the scene. He was the only person in the apartment besides the suspect(s).
Police are currently looking for a small black compact 2 door vehicle occupied by 2-3 individuals.
The police will continue to interview witnesses to the shooting and investigate all leads that arise.
If you have any information concerning this homicide, please contact Crime Stoppers at 580-355-4636 or the Lawton Police Department at 580-581-3240."
This is Lawton's 7th homicide of the year---the second in 4 days.
On Monday, Alec McGlory, 17, was shot and killed just a half a mile away.