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Man shot dead outside Lawton bar

Samuel Ruffin, 35, was fatally shot Saturday night outside the Dew Drop Inn in Lawton in what authorities said is the eighth homicide of 2014. Bryan Dutton, 44, was arrested on a complaint of murder, police said.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: April 20, 2014

A man was shot dead Saturday night outside a bar, and a suspect was arrested early Sunday morning.

Samuel Ruffin, 35, was found dead shortly after 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the Dew Drop Inn, 1804 NW Fort Sill Blvd, Lawton police Capt. Craig Akard said.

Early Sunday morning, police arrested Bryan Dutton, 44, on a complaint of murder.

Investigators think Ruffin may have been arguing with his girlfriend in the parking lot when someone intervened and shot him. Officers found multiple shell casings and a gun thought to have been used in the shooting at the scene, Akard said. has disabled the comments for this article.


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