LAWTON, Okla. (TNN) - Crime Stoppers of Southwest Oklahoma has issued their first “First 48” reward enhancement in connection to a shooting which happened on Saturday outside a Lawton Walmart.
The Lawton Police Department has named Charlie Edward Hemphill IV as a suspect in the shooting which injured two people. They say Hemphill shot two people outside of the Sheridan Road Walmart around 10:00 p.m. Saturday night. They say the shooting was a result of a domestic situation.
One person was shot in the foot area, and another victim was shot in the arm. Police say Hemphill had already left the scene when they arrived.
Police were told Hemphill was hiding at an apartment in the 200 block of NW 44th Street. When police arrived at the apartment, they saw Hemphill run out the back. Police gave chase, but Hemphill was able to escape.
When police returned to the apartment they found a fanny pack with just under an ounce of marijuana.
Hemphill is wanted for two felony counts of Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, as well as misdemeanor counts of Obstructing Officers and possession of marijuana.
The “First 48” is a new program recently enacted by Crime Stoppers which means they will double the normal reward money if they receive a tip leading to the arrest of Hemphill and charges being filed in the first 48 hours of issuance.
If you have any information on the whereabouts of Hemphill, contact Crime Stoppers of Southwest Oklahoma at 580-355-INFO. You can remain anonymous.