Monday, December 30, 2013
No Arrest In Central High Area Shooting
The 95 year old suspected shooter has been identified as Douglas Vaden who resides in the Central High area near Sallisaw. The man killed was Clinton McCormick, 29 of Van Buren. For the past three years McCormick's mother, Teresa McCormick, has worked for Vaden as a live-in caretaker.
On the day of the shooting McCormick's girlfriend, Erica Holder, accompanied him to Vaden's resi- dence to speak with his mother. Upon arrival Holder stayed in the vehicle while McCormick went to talk to his mother who came outside. She then saw Vaden come out of the house at which time the mother spoke to the elderly man, who then went back in only to return with something in his hand. Holder at that time rolled the window down and heard McCormick's mother say "If you want to shoot somebody then shoot me". Holder got out of the car and saw the mother being pushed out of the way by McCormick before Vaden shot him.
The investigation is ongoing and the decision on how to go forth with the case will be made by the D. A.'s office Lockhart said.
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