Car fire, carjacking under investigation

Car fire, carjacking under investigation

LAWTON, OK (KSWO) Lawton police are investigating a car fire, and a related carjacking on the city's west side.

The stolen car was reported burning Wednesday around 9:00 p.m. in the parking lot of an apartment complex at northwest 34th and Oak, just south of Cache Road. Police say the car had been reported stolen earlier in the evening from a convenience store parking lot on Rogers Lane and Northwest 52nd Street. Investigators say it appears the car was intentionally set on fire.  One of the apartment buildings was evacuated as a precaution, but it did not catch fire.

One bizarre side note to the investigation, police say one of the people who was watching the fire being put out was also in a stolen car, and was taken into custody.

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