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Stan Florence

Jessica Brown
Public Information Director


08/19/11                 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           


Agents Help Investigate Death in Pauls Valley

The Pauls Valley Police Department requested OSBI assistance in a death investigation Thursday evening. Just after 3 o’clock in the afternoon, a Pauls Valley Police officer and a Garvin County Sheriff’s deputy responded to a verbal confrontation between two people outside a home at 223 Dunbar Street in Pauls Valley. When the law enforcement officials arrived at the scene, Dwight Peters, Jr. (d.o.b. 10-27-68) went inside his house at that location and barricaded himself inside. The officers went to the door and asked Peters several times to come outside. Shortly after, officers heard what sounded like a gunshot. The officers backed away from the home and called the Oklahoma Highway Patrol Bomb Squad. At approximately 7 o’clock in the evening, troopers made entry and found Peters dead inside from what appears to be a single gunshot wound to the chest. The weapon was also found inside the home. No one else was inside the house at the time.

OSBI agents have worked the crime scene inside the home and will continue to conduct interviews with those involved. The medical examiner’s office will determine Peter’s cause/manner of death.