Lawton officials release statement on recent violence

Lawton officials statment

LAWTON, Okla. (TNN) - Friday morning, Lawton Mayor Stan Booker, alongside Lawton Police Chief James Smith and city manager Michael Cleghorn, addressed the recent murders and shootings in the city. The video of the statement was posted to the Lawton Oklahoma City Government Facebook page.

Community Message, October 2019

~ A message from the Office of the Mayor & City Manager, and Office of the Chief of Police, for the Lawton Community ~

Posted by Lawton Oklahoma, City Government on Friday, October 11, 2019

“Our hearts go out to those affected by the recent string of violent events that have occurred in our community. Although they are isolated, non-related incidents, they have caused devastation. They have rightfully raised concern amongst our community members. We are listening and we share your concerns," said Mayor Booker

In one of those murders, a stabbing that took place Thursday morning, Lawton police say they have made an arrest.

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