Man arrested accused in shooting death of brother in Burneyville

By: News 12 Staff
By: News 12 Staff

BURNEYVILLE, OK -- A man has been arrested accused of shooting and killing his brother in Love County Monday night.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says 19-year-old Leroy Jefferson Junior has been taken into custody after his brother, 26-year-old Jeremy Jefferson, was shot to death around 7 o'clock Monday night.

No charges have been filed at this time but Agents say the brothers were with their father, visiting one of his friends in a Burneyville home when Leroy picked up a gun in the living room.

Agents say they don't yet know why Jefferson shot his brother.

"Our agents do not know a motive at this time, they're still talking to people," said Gary Perkinson, OSBI acting PIO. "But they'd only been in the home a short time before the shooting occurred."

OSBI said they'll submit their report to the Love County District Attorney. They're waiting on the Medical Examiner's Office to determine exactly how many times Jefferson was shot

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