LPD investigates homicide at 16th Street and Douglas Avenue

LAWTON, OK (KSWO)- A Southwest Lawton neighborhood is the focus of a homicide investigation. Police were alerted to a man found dead outside a home on Douglas Avenue between Jesse L Davenport and 16th Street.

"Officers sometime responded to a unresponsive male we came out here and made contact with an individual and that's when we found the male who was deceased," said Jenkins.

Police said he's a black man between 40 and 50 years old. The cause of his death is undetermined but police believe it's suspicious. His body was found on the ground outside of a vacant home on Douglas Street.

"We are out here trying to figure out what does or what led to this occurring. Right now we are trying to put the pieces together trying to figure out what we are looking for and who we are looking for," said Jenkins.
As part of the investigation officers, medical examiners, and detectives  blocked off the area near Southwest 16th Street between Douglass Avenue and Jesse L. Davenport. Officers said it's always tough working a case that deals with someone losing their life.

"It's always a sad deal when we have to come out here and work stuff like this especially around this time of year with it being the holidays and family time and things of that nature. No body every wants to do or have to do. The community has to see this around this time of year and we don't want them seeing it as well. The quicker we can get these things solved, it better for the community and the citizens," said Jenkins.

If you know anything about this case, you're asked to call Crimestoppers at 355-INFO. As more information becomes available you can count on us to keep you updated.

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