Deputies investigate alleged murder, suicide at Coweta auto shop

By: Nina Carter


COWETA, Okla. - Quick facts:

  • Wagoner County deputies are investigating two deaths at a Coweta automotive shop.
  • Officials told FOX23 that two males were shot at Fresh Start Automotive off State Highway 51.
  • A spokesperson from Wagoner County said the two men died by gunshot wounds.
  • Deputies later confirmed that it was believed to be the result of a murder, suicide.
  • They identified the suspect as Arthur Damon, 51, and the victim as Jerry Jones, 47.
  • Investigators believe Damon came to the auto shop and shot Jones before turning the gun on himself.
  • Damon's estranged wife reportedly discovered the scene.
  • Investigators from Wagoner County said Jones was in a relationship with Damon's estranged wife.
  • FOX23 found that the Fresh Start Automotive's business license is suspended.


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