During the early morning hours of December 26, 2016, Kimberly Lyons-Anderson was shot and killed outside the American Legion Hut in Okmulgee. A party had been hosted at the hut and was breaking up with several people outside the building.
Based on evidence at the scene, police believe someone began shooting toward the building from the street, possibly from a vehicle. Witnesses told police when the shooting stopped Kimberly Lyons-Anderson was found unresponsive on the ground in front of the building. She had been shot one time in the chest. Investigators collected numerous .40 caliber shell casings from the scene. During an autopsy the medical examiner recovered a projectile from the victim’s body. An unofficial visual examination of the projectile revealed the bullet is considerably smaller than a .40 caliber which leads investigators to believe a second gun was fired during the event.
Investigators have conducted in excess of 50 interviews of people that attended the party and still have no viable suspects. Investigators have received numerous names and varying stories circulating on social media but need an eye witness to the crime. They would also like to locate the firearms used.
In response to the difficulties encountered by investigators, an application was submitted to the Oklahoma Reward System. The application was approved and the Oklahoma Reward System is offering up to a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the murder of Kimberly Lyons-Anderson.
Anyone with information is asked to call Okmulgee Police at 918-756-3511.