One injured, one arrested in Pauls Valley shooting

PAULS VALLEY, OK - A shooting in Pauls Valley leaves one man in critical condition and another in jail Tuesday.

Police said 28-year-old Richard Griffin turned himself in to authorities last night.

He is being held on a pending shooting with intent charge.

The shooting happened around 4 p.m. Monday afternoon in the 1300 block of Hillcrest.

Pauls Valley detectives said Griffin shot 27-year-old James Garrison in the stomach during a fight.

An incident report obtained by First News states witnesses told investigators Griffin shot Garrison because Garrison was beating and choking a woman who lived in the home.

Garrison was taken to a hospital in Pauls Valley and later transferred to OU Medical Center.

"He was conscious at first, obviously we talked to him then they transferred him to Oklahoma City for surgery," Pauls Valley Police Chief Mitch McGill said. "The last we were told by the hospital is he is in critical condition."

The Garvin County Court Clerk said Griffin's bail has not yet been set.


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  • by Joe Bill on May 16, 2012 at 10:15 AM
    I just can't wait until the open carry law becomes active. We will bury at least one Okie per day.
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      by Anonymous on May 16, 2012 at 02:52 PM in reply to Joe Bill
      It might weed out the scum......
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      by Phil on May 16, 2012 at 05:15 PM in reply to Joe Bill
      Most of them will probably be innocent by-standers or mistaken identity. Hopefully many of them will be the open gun carriers who think they are tough, being shot by police officers who can't tell who the bad guy is because of a moron waving a gun around. And society will be better off without them around.
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