Authorities: Fight over property led to shooting at Young County home

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UPDATE 2:50 p.m. April 12, 2021 — The Young County Sheriff’s Office is finally releasing new information about a shooting that took place eariler this month.

On April 3 around 12:30 p.m., officers with Graham Police Department and Young County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to a shooting in the 1000 block of Cliff Drive.

According to a press release from the Young County Sheriff’s Office, when they arrived, they found Gary McDowell at the home along with Scottie Dixon, Lonnie Dixon and others. Authorities said McDowell was there to help Scottie Dixon remove of personal property awarded to him in a recent divorce.

Officials said during that time Scottie Dixon and McDowell became involved in a verbal argument over some of the items. The release stated this verbal argument resulted in McDowell shooting Dixon. Hearing the shots, Lonnie Dixon, in turn reportedly shot McDowell.

McDowell and Scottie Dixon were both taken to hospitals in the Metroplex for treatment. Both have since been released, according to Young County Sheriff Travis Babcock.

McDowell was arrested on April 9 and is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

The Young County Sheriff’s Office is leading this investigation.


YOUNG CO. (KFDX/KJTL) — The Young County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting at a home near Graham.

It happened just before 1 p.m. Saturday, April 3. According to Graham Police Chief Brent Bullock, it occurred in Young County at a private residence. Bullock said police officers responded, but the case was turned over to the sheriff’s office.

Young County Sheriff Travis Babcock said two men were involved in a shooting and were later taken to a hospital with what he believes to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Babcock said a possible motive is still being investigated. Babcock did not want to release a location of the shooting at this time but said new information will be provided in the coming days.

This is an ongoing investigation. Check back with Texoma’s Homepage as this story develops.

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