Midwest City man charged in parole officer slaying
Lester Kinchion Jr., 21, was charged Friday with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Jeffery Matthew McCoy in Midwest City.
MIDWEST CITY — A Midwest City man accused of shooting to death a parole officer was charged Friday with first-degree murder.
Lester Kinchion Jr., 21, also was charged in Oklahoma County District Court with one count of shooting with intent to kill and one count of pointing a firearm at another, records show.
Kinchion is accused of killing Jeffery Matthew McCoy, 32, of Norman, outside a Midwest City residence.
McCoy went May 18 to 1440 Maple Drive for a meeting with Cornelius Terry Jr., 44, according to a probable cause affidavit. McCoy was Terry's parole officer. McCoy was armed with a 9 mm pistol and a baton, but Kinchion wrestled the gun away, knocked McCoy down and shot him in the head, police and witnesses said.
When police officers arrived on the scene, Kinchion fired shots from the house, according to the affidavit. Police arrested him after a short standoff.
Kinchion later admitted to the shooting, telling police, “I shot a man,” Midwest City police detective Lacky Harkins wrote in the affidavit. The document does not explain why Kinchion attacked McCoy.
Kinchion does not have a criminal history listed in state court or state Corrections Department records.
McCoy is survived by his wife and two children, ages 7 and 4. His funeral was Wednesday.
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