Choctaw County Murder Investigation

By: Nick Adam Email
By: Nick Adam Email

A Choctaw County man was killed after apparently being shot by a family member Wednesday afternoon.

The only suspect in the case right now is Justin Lamar Prestage, who is now charged with murder.

He told deputies on the scene that he opened fire on his first cousin Jerry during a family dispute.

Jerry D. Prestage was pronounced dead at the site of the shooting by the Choctaw County coroner.

"Justin Prestage thought his cousin was going to get a gun to try and hurt his mother," says Sheriff Tom Abate, "Mr. Jerry Prestage came out of the trailer, and [Justin] seeing him going toward his mother... he shot him at that time."

Justin Prestage will appear before the Choctaw County grand jury next month to face a murder charge.

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