Hit-and-run suspect sought
Investigation into the death of a local man killed by a hit-and-run driver continued Wednesday, but Lawton police say they've already gathered information that points to a possible suspect.
As of Wednesday afternoon, LPD Lt. Charlie Martin said the 25-year-old suspect had not been apprehended despite previous reports that he was expected to turn himself over to authorities following the fatal collision early Tuesday between a pickup and 57-year-old Troy McGee.
As previously reported, McGee and another man were walking east along the side of Cache Road just after midnight Tuesday near Northwest 52nd Street. A Lawton Police Department press release said McGee was allegedly walking on the street his companion was walking on the grass when the driver hit McGee. He was rushed to a local hospital but died around 2 a.m.
It's still not known where the victim was headed when the accident occurred, and police haven't said whether any evidence has indicated the driver slowed down, stopped or braked prior to or following the impact.
"(The possible driver) was developed after a witness came forward," Martin said Wednesday. "Investigators are still working with the witness and gathering information [...] No video evidence has been located at this time."
Charges have yet to be filed against the suspect in the case, as LPD has not yet completed its case to present to the district attorney. The suspect could be charged with anything ranging from a misdemeanor count of negligent homicide to a felony count of first-degree murder, depending on what the investigation reveals. Martin confirmed Wednesday that LPD officers located the pickup believed to have been involved in the crash at a local body shop and the truck was being processed for evidence.