Police investigate fatal shooting, armed robberies, stabbing

Police investigate fatal shooting, armed robberies, stabbing

LAWTON, Okla._Lawton police are investigating a deadly shooting, a stabbing and three robberies that all occurred Thursday morning.

At 2:05 a.m., police were called to Northwest 40th Street and Rogers Lane on an accident with injury. The vehicle had crossed the center median and went through Fort Sill's barrier fence. Once police arrived, they found 26-year-old Josh Whitehead had been shot through the car's door and died. Police found shell casings in the area of Northwest 40th Street and Ozmun Avenue where they believe the incident started. Rogers Lane was closed while police processed the scene, it reopened around 10:00 a.m. A GoFundMe account has been set up for the family.

At 12:10 a.m., police were sent to Northwest 52nd Street and Rogers Lane on a call of shots being fired. Police talked to the two victims who say they saw two black men in their vehicle. They yelled at the suspects and fired two warning shots in the area. The suspects jumped out of the car and ran away. One of the victims thought he saw a gun on the suspect.

At 1:00 a.m., a man and a woman were walking in the 2700 block of Southwest 'G' Avenue when a black Nissan with Texas tags pulled up to them and offered them marijuana. The car parked and three black men, wearing black clothing and black hoodies, got out of the vehicle and demanded money from the victims. One of the men had a handgun and shot the male victim in the leg. The suspects got back into their car and left. The victim was taken to the hospital and was admitted for treatment.

At 1:33 a.m., police say three black men approached two people in the yard of 1404 NW Kingsbury Ave. The men made the two victims go inside the house. The suspects made a total of three women go into a bathroom and kept the two men in the front room where they began to question them about money and drugs. The men and women of the home believed they were being robbed. At one point during the encounter, one of the suspects picked up a sharp instrument and stabbed the homeowner in the back twice. The suspects fired one round in the home as they left. The homeowners was taken to the hospital and was treated and released.

At 3:08 a.m., police went to Northwest Briarwood Avenue and Cache Road where they found another man had been robbed and shot in the leg. The man told police a black vehicle drove up to him and the people inside asked if he would help move a couch. Three black men got out of the car and tried to rob the victim before shooting him in the leg. The suspects got back into their car and drove away. The victim was taken to the hospital where he was treated and released.

Police are actively investigating all of these cases and are conducting interviews. They are unsure if these cases are related at this time. No arrests have been yet in any of these incidents.