Monday, February 08, 2016

Oyler Media Release

On 01-22-2016 at approx. 7:52 am, Police responded to 600 Linda Lane in reference to a gunshot victim. Officers found that a male subject had suffered a single gunshot wound to the chest and was deceased. The victim was identified as PAUL JUSTIN KUHN, 47 of 600 Linda Lane. Investigators learned that there had been a domestic disturbance that led to the shooting. Kuhn and his girlfriend live with the girlfriend’s parents at this home. At this time it appears that Kuhn and his girlfriend were involved in a heated argument and her father entered the room armed with a weapon. The father, STEPHEN FORREST OYLER, 68, fired his weapon striking the victim in the chest. The weapon was a sawed off shotgun and due to the length of the barrel is prohibited by law. The investigation is still in the early stages. At this time Oyler has been arrested and charged with Possession of a Prohibited Weapon. The investigation will determine if Murder charges will be filed. Justice of the Peace R. Fitzgibbons pronounced Kuhn dead at the scene. An autopsy was ordered and will be performed Monday morning in Lubbock. No further at this time.