Deputies continue to investigate shooting

November 22, 2020 | Headlines|Police

NEWKIRK — Kay County Sheriff Steve Kelley said deputies are still investigating what was originally reported as an accidental shooting Saturday morning.

Kay County deputies and Newkirk ambulance responded to a report of an accidental shooting at 10:17 a.m. in the 2200 block of west Canteen Road.

A 17-year-old male was transported from the scene to Alliance Health by Newkirk ambulance and later transported via ambulance to OU Adult Trauma Center in Oklahoma City with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

Ponca City police transferred a 911 call reporting the incident to KSO at 10:17 a.m. The caller reported a male subject had accidentally shot himself in the abdomen. 

At 10:19 a.m. the caller advised the victim was laying outside in front of the residence and that another subject was applying pressure to the wound as instructed to by 911 dispatchers. 

Deputies arrived and took possession of the firearm and ammunition and a report was made on an accidental shooting.

Kelley said a different story emerged after the initial investigation.

At 1:26 p.m. a deputy went to an address in the 600 block of N. Maple and at 2:28 p.m an 18 year-old male suspect was arrested for reckless misconduct with a firearm and felonious pointing a firearm. The suspect was booked in the county jail. Kelley said deputies continue to follow up on the investigation.