A Harrah man covered in blood from several small-caliber gunshot wounds walked to a Lincoln County home along SH 62 for help early Tuesday morning and now authorities are trying to identify a suspect in the case.


A Harrah man covered in blood from several small-caliber gunshot wounds walked to a Lincoln County home along SH 62 for help early Tuesday morning and now authorities are trying to identify a suspect in the case.
Lincoln County Sheriff Charlie Dougherty said Christopher Don Canada, 35, suffered two, possibly three gunshot wounds, while in a field likely not far from that home.
Because of the information gathered so far in this investigation, Dougherty said the motive for the shooting could possibly be drug or gang-related.
Canada was taken by Medi Flight helicopter ambulance to OU Medical Center, Dougherty said, where he was reported to be alert and talking Tuesday.
The preliminary investigation indicates Canada was picked up by a man in Shawnee sometime early Tuesday morning before they drove to a remote field in Lincoln County “to talk,” the sheriff said.
“When he got out of the vehicle, the man opened fire,” the sheriff said, adding the suspect “unloaded” a semi-automatic firearm at the scene.
Canada was left in that field. Although injured, he managed to walk to a nearby home, where he knocked on the door at daybreak to ask for help, the sheriff said.
Deputies and paramedics responded, with medics determining Canada had bullet wounds to his head, arm and chest from what appeared to be a small caliber weapon, Dougherty reported.
Because the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office was already working two simultaneous manhunts from unrelated cases involving a copper theft and a pursuit, deputies turned this case over to the district attorney’s Violent Crime and Drug Task Force for further investigation, Dougherty said.
The sheriff said they also asked for help from the Shawnee Police Department’s Gang Task Force.
Watch for updates.