Man dies in Checotah Walmart from apparent suicide

From Staff Reports Published: November 10, 2008
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CHECOTAH — A man who died this morning in a Checotah Walmart store apparently took his own life by shooting himself in the head.

Checotah police received the call about 7:40 a.m. and officers found a man who had died of what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Officials at the police station said they could not release any additional information, because detectives were still on the scene at 10 a.m.

The Muskogee Phoenix reported that police first got the call from a customer that a shooter was in the store.

An officer told the Phoenix the man was a former employee who did not appear to be upset when he walked into the store . But after speaking with a few friends at Walmart, the man took his own life, the officer said.

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