Shooting suspect held on $100,000 bond

February 20, 2024 | Courts|Featured

NEWKIRK — Tonkawa resident Zane Sidney Stanton, 27, remains in the Kay County Detention Center on $100,000 bond after being arrested in connection to a shooting that occurred on Feb. 2 in the 300 block of Virginia in Ponca City.

Zane Sidney Stanton

Ponca City police report that officers responded to the area at 5:31 p.m. for a report of two gunshot victims.

Police report that upon arrival, Stanton was found kneeling in the street bleeding from his left arm.

A female was in the front yard holding the head of a second shooting victim identified as Isiah Fish, who was bleeding from the neck.

Officer Eric Welch reports that Stanton made a statement about shooting the male because he punched him in the face.

The female reportedly told police that Stanton is her ex-boyfriend and that she had been living with Fish, at the residence on Virginia. She reportedly told police that her and Fish were outside talking to her landlord when Stanton pulled up and pulled a gun. She claims that the two men were wrestling on the ground when the gun fired twice.

Police questioned Stanton at the hospital.

Stanton reportedly stated that he pulled up and that the pair came outside.

He claims that he was talking to the female when Fish came outside and punched him in the jaw, knocking him to the ground. Stanton claims that Fish jumped on top of him so he fired two shots, one hitting Fish in the neck.

Stanton reportedly said that Fish then stopped fighting and said he was shot and dying.

“I was like oh God what did I do,” said Stanton.

He reportedly told police that all of the blood on his hands was from applying pressure to Fish’s neck. He said when he saw police arrive, he stood up, cleaned his gun and removed the magazine.

Stanton is being held on probable cause in the county jail with an initial appearance set for March 1.