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Man shot in head with a crossbow in Cherokee County, deputies search for suspect

Man shot in head with a crossbow in Cherokee County, deputies search for suspect (KTUL)

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man they say shot another man in the head with a crossbow.

The incident happened Friday on East 766 Road, just east of the city limits of Tahlequah.

The caller told police that a man victim walked to the to a home from a neighboring residence and asked for medical assistance. The victim claimed to have been shot in the head with an arrow from a crossbow.

When deputies arrived to the scene the victim was transported to a hospital but he was able to tell them that he was at the home of the suspect's, who has been identified as William Scott Washee.

Deputies went to Washee's home and located a crime scene and evidence that was consistent with the victim’s claim of being shot with a crossbow but the suspect was not there.

The say the victim is in critical condition.

Deputies are now searching for Washee. Anyone with information is asked to call the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office at 918-456-2583 or the OSBI tip line at 1-800-522-8017.


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