A 22-year-old Lawton man will serve 30 years in prison for the February 2022 death of a woman who was shot the month before.
Jerremiah Lyn McCorkle pleaded guilty Tuesday in Comanche County District Court to felony charges of second-degree murder and five counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, records indicate.
District Judge Grant Sheperd sentenced McCorkle to serve 30 years in prison for the murder charge. He received concurrent 10-year sentences for each assault count. He will have to register as a violent offender and was ordered to pay $9,863.97 plus court costs and fines, records indicate.
McCorkle accepted guilt for the shooting death of Katie Gonzalez, 25, from injuries sustained during a Jan. 24, 2022 shooting; she died from her wounds at an Oklahoma City hospital on Feb. 22, 2024.
Gonzalez was shot in the head during the incident at her home in the area of Southwest 16th Street and A Avenue. According to the arrest warrant affidavit, she’d been sitting in the living room when a bullet fired from outside struck her in the head. There were five other people also in the home who were endangered, according to investigators.
Police identified McCorkle as the suspect the next day after learning of a Snapchat video posted to social media. The video showed McCorkle shooting at a home, according to the affidavit.