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OSBI Renews Reward In 2011 Thanksgiving Wagoner Co. Shooting, Robbery

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OSBI Forensic Artist Harvey Pratt met with Payne to draw sketches of the two suspects a couple weeks after the shooting. OSBI Forensic Artist Harvey Pratt met with Payne to draw sketches of the two suspects a couple weeks after the shooting.
Since this firearm is unique looking, investigators believe someone may recognize it and can lead officials to it. Since this firearm is unique looking, investigators believe someone may recognize it and can lead officials to it.
WAGONER COUNTY, Oklahoma -

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has renewed the reward offer of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the two men who shot an elderly Wagoner man and stole his weapons on Thanksgiving 2011.

The Wagoner County Sheriff's Office requested OSBI assistance with the shooting and attempted murder of 74-year-old Kenneth Payne on Thanksgiving morning.

About 7:30 a.m., Payne was at the Fort Gibson Wildlife Management Area Shooting Range sighting in several of his guns when someone shot him multiple times and left him for dead. Payne was able to call a family member on his cell phone for help. 


At least four guns were stolen from Payne as well as a gun caddy. Payne, who is retired from the Air Force, lived only a few miles away.

The OSBI is releasing a photograph of one of the stolen rifles, a rare Mitchell Black Lightning .22 magnum rifle. The picture attached is from the Mitchell‘s Mausers website. Since this firearm is unique looking, investigators believe someone may recognize it and can lead officials to it.

OSBI Forensic Artist Harvey Pratt met with Payne to draw sketches of the two suspects a couple weeks after the shooting.

12/8/2011 Related Story: OSBI Releases Sketches Of Suspects In Thanksgiving Day Shooting

Sketch one is that of possibly a Hispanic male in his late 50s with a light complexion. He stood approximately 5'9" tall and weighed about 160-165 pounds.

The second sketch is that of the second suspect who has dark curly hair that extends to the back of his shirt collar. He also stands approximately 5' 9" tall and weighs about 160 pounds. This man is in his mid-to-late 30s.

Please remember, these sketches are only considered likenesses of the suspects.

If anyone has information about this case, please call either the Wagoner County Sheriff's Office or the OSBI hotline at 1 (800) 522-8017. 

11/29/2011 Related Story: Reward Offered For Suspects Who Shot Wagoner Veteran

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