Men believed to have information on Oklahoma homicide sighted in Garden City


CORRECTION: The original version of this article incorrectly reported the date of the murder incident. Nieman was killed on June 12.

CORRECTION: The original version of this article incorrectly reported the date of the murder incident. Nieman was killed on June 12.

By The Telegram

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is searching for two men believed to have information about the homicide of an elderly man in Boise City, Okla., and it's possible that one or both of them have been seen in the Garden City area.

"There has been a possible sighting near the area," Jessica Brown, public information officer with the OSBI said.

According to a press release from the OSBI, an elderly man was shot and killed June 12 outside a Boise City convenience store.

Charles Nieman, 77, Alva, Okla., was shot as he got out of his truck at a Loaf 'n Jug. Nieman's wife was inside the vehicle parked in front of the Loaf 'n Jug on the corner of East Main and Locust.

The Boise City Police Department received a 911 call just after 1 p.m. reporting the shooting. Nieman was transported to Cimarron Memorial Hospital in Boise City, Okla., where he died a short time later.

The suspect is believed to be a Hispanic male, 5 feet 6 to 5 feet 8 inches tall, medium build, in his late 20s to early 30s. He was seen fleeing the area on foot, wearing khaki shorts and a dark colored T-shirt. Agents are also seeking information regarding a late 1990s to early 2000s Chevy extended cab pickup truck that was also seen leaving the area. Witnesses described the truck as dark in color with three doors.

OSBI Forensic Artist Harvey Pratt has produced two sketches of people in the area who could provide useful information to this crime. The first individual is a Hispanic male, approximately 30 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 165 pounds with black, medium-length, combed back hair. He was traveling in a black, 1998-2003 Chevy or GMC extended-cab pickup truck with large tires and aluminum wheels. The other man is also Hispanic, approximately 30 years old, and stands between 5 feet 6 and 5 feet 8 inches tall.

"We need help on this pretty badly and we believe these two individuals can help. At the moment, we just want to talk to them," Brown said.

Anyone who has seen either of the men, or has pertinent information about the case should contact the OSBI at (800) 522-8017. The OSBI has up to a $5,000 reward available for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for Nieman's homicide.

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