Oklahoma Murder: White Student Gunned Down by 1 White 2 Blacks – For The Fun Of It

Chris Lane (22) was gunned down (allegedly) by three teenagers in Duncan, Oklahoma last Friday. The killers: one aged 17, one aged 15 and one aged 16 according to early reports. It’s believed they threatened another boy or young man earlier in the day. The Daily Mail says the killers, one of which has confessed, were one White and two Blacks boys. Mr. Lane is a citizen of Australia, in Oklahoma on a baseball scholarship at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. They shot Lane in the back as he was jogging. They were “bored,” said one of the boys, “we decided to kill someone for fun.” According to Danny Ford, the Chief of Police of Duncan, said a Facebook page for one of the alleged murderers read “Bang. Two drops in two hours.” SEE AN UPDATE BELOW UPDATE 8-20-13 Latest Update with Photos of the three charged here.

Chris Lane and Sara Harper

Chris Lane and Sara Harper

Christopher Lane, who was visiting the town of Duncan, where his girlfriend and her family live, had passed a home where the boys were staying and that apparently led to him being gunned down at random, Police Chief Danny Ford said Monday. A 17-year-old in the group has given a detailed confession to police, but investigators haven’t found the weapon used in last week’s shooting, the chief said…

He said they followed the 22-year-old Lane, a student from Melbourne attending college on a baseball scholarship, in a car and shot him in the back before driving off. Source: Tulsa World

People nearby heard the shot and rushed to help Chris, but he died while they were attempting CPR.

Witnesses saw him stumble across the road and collapse in the gutter…

The young couple, who started dating in 2009, had only been back in the US for three days after visiting Mr Lane’s family in Melbourne…

One of the alleged murderers is said to be white and the other two are black…

A manhunt was launched after Mr Lane was gunned down, and the investigating officers received a breakthrough when a concerned parent phoned to say several youngsters had just threatened to kill her son. Read more at the Daily Mail

Chris’ father in Australia said “To try to understand it is a short way to insanity.” I will keep track of what happens to these animals as more information is released. Thanks to JudyW for the tip.

UPDATE @ 11:23 am CDT: ABC:

Authorities used surveillance video from local businesses, Ford said, and noticed a black vehicle had pulled behind a hotel for 11 minutes after the shooting before driving away.

A frantic three hours passed, Ford said, without any sign of the vehicle, until a call came in Friday evening “that there were three juveniles at a house with guns and wanting to kill somebody.”

With the ABC article linked above is a video saying “on this Easter morning in Tulsa” and goes on to talk about 2 white men arrested for the murders of 5 Black men. Don’t know why that video is in the story of Chris Lane’s death.

If the video disappears or does not play, view it here.

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Chris Lane Murdered, Shot in Back – ‘Thrill Kill’ from KWTV (video)
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