The Oklahoman

Second suspect arrested in Harrah homicide

- Josh Dulaney

Another suspect is in custody nearly two months after authoritie­s found a man shot dead in Harrah.

The Oklahoma County Sheriff ’s personnel arrested Aaron John Wilson, 19, and he remains in the Oklahoma County jail on suspicion of first-degree murder.

“We believe the motive is burglary,” sheriff ’s spokesman Aaron Brilbeck said.

Sheriff ’s investigat­ors were called to a home near Reno Avenue and N Harrah Road on Aug. 28. There they discovered the body of Stephen Courtemanc­he, 64, who had been shot to death.

An AK-47 rifle was stolen from the scene where Courtemanc­he was killed, authoritie­s said.

Investigat­ors say a 15-year-old boy told them he and Robert Stockton, 17, who was arrested in a separate homicide case, picked up an associate of Stockton’s on the way to Courtemanc­he’s home.

Investigat­ors believe the associate is Wilson. He is suspected of kicking in the front door of Courtemanc­he’s home.

The 15-year-old told investigat­ors Stockton “pointed his 9mm handgun inside the bedroom and began shooting,” according to the affidavit.

The boy was arrested and is accused of first-degree murder. He was transporte­d to the Oklahoma County jail for processing and subsequent housing at the Pawnee County jail. Formal charges have not yet been filed, court records show.

The Oklahoman does not typically identify juveniles in criminal cases and is not identifyin­g the 15-year-old because he has not been formally charged.

Stockton has been named because police were searching for him as an allegedly armed and dangerous suspect.

Stockton has not been arrested in the case of Courtemanc­he’s death, authoritie­s said.

However, he was arrested and is suspected of fatally shooting his stepfather, Anthony “Tony” Cannon, 43, then burning the body with the help of his mother.

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