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Death marks 16th homicide this year

The victim of a Wednesday morning shooting has died and police are searching for answers.

The killing of Tariq Jackson, 19, has moved the city’s homicide total for 2019 to 16, according to The Constitution’s reporting.

Police were called around 10:15 a.m. Wednesday to the 3800 block of Northwest Arlington Avenue where a male was reported to have been shot in the head, according to Sgt. Tim Jenkins, Lawton Police information officer.

Witnesses have told police a vehicle was coming down the street and made odd maneuvers before coming near Jackson. A gunshot was fired and the unidentified vehicle left the scene.

Jackson, of Lawton, was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. Jenkins confirmed that the death is being investigated as a homicide.

The Lawton Constitution

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