A former Stephens County doctor is killed in a shooting outside a Jewish community center in Kansas.
A statement from the family states Dr. William Corporon worked in Duncan from 1976 to 2003, before moving to be near his grandchildren.
Police say Corporon and his 14-year-old grandson were shot to death by a man in his 70's. Police believe he also killed a third person at a nearby assisted living center. The shooter is said to be a former grand dragon in the Ku Klux Klan. He was scheduled to appear in court today to face murder charges.
Former patients and friends in Texoma who knew Dr. Corporon when he practiced medicine in Duncan and Marlow are mourning the loss of a man they called a great doctor.
“He was a great person, great friend and a great doctor,” said G.K. Doyle, who worked with him in the '70's.
She said when he later began practicing in Duncan, she became one of his patients.
“He was very caring, he would listen to you, he would take time with you. My mom worked as a clinic nurse with him and he was just a very good doctor,” she said.
Another friend in Duncan, Jim Taylor, told us Corporon would reach out to the neediest of patients.
“He was just a really good all around person. A doctor that cared, he tried to help people even for people that couldn't help themselves or couldn't sometimes pay in his office, just things like that he was just an all around good person,” he said.
And though Corporon left the Duncan, Marlow community more than a decade ago, news of his senseless killing struck hard, because of the big imprint he left on their hearts.