Authorities released the names of two men who were gunned down after entering a home east of Bennington Thursday afternoon.
Gary Michael Robinson, 66, was dead at the scene and Bradley Wayne Rader, 35, was pronounced dead at the hospital, according to the Bryan County Sheriff’s Office.
The shooter, identified as Rodney Steven Andrews, 55, was not arrested for the shootings, however, he was booked into jail for suspicion of manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, plus possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, according to the sheriff’s office.
Authorities responded to the home, located off East Highway 70 near Cubby Lane, after the communications center received a 911 call at 1:53 p.m.
According to the sheriff’s office, there had been a domestic assault at the home earlier in the day involving Andrews and the daughter of the woman who owns the house. The woman who said she was assaulted then left the home and told a family member. Later, Robinson, Rader and a juvenile went to the house to confront Andrews.
Andrews shot Robinson and Rader with a semi-automatic pistol after they entered the home, according to the sheriff’s office. The juvenile was not injured
A search warrant was obtained and deputies said they found two methamphetamine labs, numerous firearms, drug paraphernalia, a “booby trap” and a human skull.
Detective Nathan Calloway said the skull had a bleached appearance and it could have come from a medical lab. The booby trap was found in an air conditioning vent and it consisted of two pieces of wood that could be rigged to fire shotgun shells when the device was tripped.
The case remains under investigation and it had not been determined whether Andrews will be charged with the shooting although he is expected to be charged with drug crimes. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is assisting.