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Burk Murder Suspect Claims He Was Attacked

Newschannel 6 is getting new information about a deadly shooting in Burkburnett.

The suspect, Ryan Anthony Civiletto, 23, was arraigned Monday morning on a First Degree Murder charge. Civiletto is being held in the Wichita County Jail in lieu of a $500,000 bond.

Burkburnett Police said Civiletto shot and killed Edward Luna, 45, shortly after 11 Sunday night. The shooting happened at the 7-11 at 240 West and I-44. The convenience store is right next to a Braum's and Chicken Express.

Police said the victim was alive when they got to the 7-11. Luna was pronounced dead at United Regional Hospital in Wichita Falls at 1:14 Monday morning.

Police said they were originally sent to the 7-11 for a disturbance call. Officers saw a large group of people in the parking lot. Police said when an officer approached, Civiletto stepped forward and stated, "this guy just knocked the (expletive) out of me, and I shot him, dude." The officer then saw the victim, Edward Luna, on the pavement. Police said Luna was clutching his chest and groaning.

Police said the officer asked the suspect, Ryan Anthony Civiletto, where his gun was. Police said Civiletto told them the gun was in his truck.

Police said they did find a .40 caliber Ruger SR40 in the floorboard of a white 2006 Dodge Ram Pick-up.

Burkburnett PD did call in the Wichita County Sheriff's Office to help investigate.

Burkburnett residents went straight to our Newschannel 6 Facebook page to alert us about increased police activity at the 7-11. We immediately began making calls to law enforcement to find out what happened.

This is the first murder case in Burkburnett since 2010.

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