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Posted: May 18, 2019 6:12 AMUpdated: May 18, 2019 10:11 PM

Murder in Bartlesville Late Friday Night

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Garrett Giles

A man is arrested for first degree murder after a shooting late Friday in Bartlesville.

The Bartlesville Police Department responded to a shooting incident in the 700 block of SE Sooner Park.

Captain Jay Hastings said the call came in at approximately 10:16 Friday night.

The victim, 29-year-old Kolton Edwards, was transported to the local hospital by a private vehicle. Edwards was later transported to a Tulsa hospital and died a short time later.

Police began interviewing witnesses to the shooting and determined it occurred inside the residence. All parties involved knew each other and were living in the home.

Captain Hastings said detectives served a search warrant upon the home and recovered several items of evidence. The suspect was taken into custody later in the night after agreeing to come in and talk about what had happened.

45-year-old Shawn Saejin Lynch was arrested for First Degree Murder.

Investigators are still working to determine what led up to the shooting. They are working with the District Attorney who will review the case.

Hastings said Lynch and Edwards were roommates in the home. Police have also identified several other subjects who were staying at the residence.

Anyone else with information about the case is encouraged to come forward and speak to investigators.


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