A Choctaw County shooting Friday night left one man hospitalized, and another is on the run after a confrontation in the Sawyer home.
According to KXII, 24-year-old Steven Nichols’s mother was housing two guys. Choctaw County Sheriff Terry Park said Nichols confronted the two and kicked in the door to the home.
“Mr. Nichols did not like that his mother had the two brothers at the house,” Parks told KXII.
It’s alleged Nichols fired a bullet through the door, striking one of the men in the neck. Park said the sheriff’s office attempted to locate Nichols, and have since then turned to the district attorney “for charges of assault, battery with a deadly weapon and felony discharge of a firearm.”
The man struck by the bullet was taken to the Choctaw Memorial Hospital, then care flighted to a hospital in Plano, Texas.
Officials believe Nichols to be moving back and forth from Sawyer and Frogville in southern Choctaw County.
Anyone with information in regard to Nichols’ whereabouts is urged to contact the Choctaw County Sheriff’s Office at 580-326-2130.