Suspect in Shootout with Deputy Found Dead a Week Later in Garvin County, Oklahoma

Suspect in Shootout with Deputy Found Dead a Week Later in Garvin County, Oklahoma

Law enforcement officials discovered the body of Kameron Jenkins, the suspect involved in a shootout with Cleveland County Deputy Sean Steadman, a week after the incident took place in Garvin County, Oklahoma. The lack of communication from Jenkins prompted a thorough search of the area by multiple law enforcement agencies. During the exchange of gunfire, an innocent bystander named Gwaun Frierson was tragically killed by a stray bullet.

The U.S. Marshals Task Force, along with other agencies involved in the search, held a press conference to explain the decision to conduct a “grid” search of the area. Despite receiving several tips and sightings, no concrete information was obtained regarding Jenkins’ whereabouts.

During the search, a cadaver dog named Ace, from the emergency K9 training organization Ground Zero, detected the scent of a body less than 200 yards from the shootout site. The body was found buried deep beneath thick brush and grass. The discovery was made possible by the diligent efforts of Ace and his handlers.

Law enforcement officials had faced challenges in locating Jenkins due to weather conditions that affected the progress of bloodhounds from the Department of Corrections. As they caught a scent, strong winds and rain hindered their efforts.

The Medical Examiner will determine the cause of Jenkins’ death and issue a report, which is expected to take approximately two weeks.

Author: CrimeDoor

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