Monday, October 16, 2017

Shooting Investigation Awaits Medical Examiner’s Report

Bob Shanks

The investigation into a shooting death in Gore is underway and investigators are awaiting the results from the state medical examiner in Tulsa, Sequoyah County Sheriff Larry Lane said Monday.

The shooting death of Bob Shanks, 61, of Salina, Kan., took place Saturday afternoon in the home of Joseph Pack, the dead man’s former son-in-law. Pack had been divorced from his wife, also a Gore resident, for about six months, and the couple had two children. The children were not present, Lane said.

Pack called 9-1-1 after the shooting, and reported he had shot someone who was trying to enter his home. Investigators did take Pack into custody for an interview, but Lane said he did not participate and did not know why Shanks had allegedly tried to force his way into Pack’s home or why Pack shot Shanks.

“When the investigators finish their report they will turn it over to the district attorney to determine if there will be an arrest,” Lane said.

Oklahoma does have the Make My Day Law, which means that a resident may shoot someone who forcibly enters the home with the object of doing harm, but he did not say that was the case in this incident.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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