Juvenile shot in Marietta; suspect on the loose

By: KXII Staff
By: KXII Staff

MARIETTA, Okla. – Police in Marietta are still looking for a man they say is responsible for shooting a juvenile Saturday afternoon.

Authorities say it happened around 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon in the 1200 block of Meadow Park. The exact details surrounding the shooting are not known at this time, but authorities are looking for 32-year old Derek Mertz, who they believe was involved in the incident.

Now a new investigation has been opened after two handguns disappeared from a home in Love County.

Police say Mertz knew the homeowner and may have played a role in that theft.

Mertz was last seen leaving the area in an older model black Ford pickup.

The juvenile was taken to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries. He was treated and released.

Authorities say Mertz is considered armed and dangerous, because the weapon used in the shooting was not found at the scene.

If you have any information on Mertz's whereabouts, call the Marietta Police Department.

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