Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a deadly shooting after a man was found dead with gunshot wounds at the doorstep of his home in south Pottawatomie County.
Undersheriff Travis Palmer said deputies were called about 5 p.m. Sunday to a rural residence in the 26000 block of White Oak Road, which is located about 6.5 miles south of SH 9 and west of Bethel Road.
Palmer said the property there includes a mobile home and separate travel trailer being lived in on the same property.
When the property owners returned home, they found the deceased victim face down at the front door of his travel trailer, Palmer said.
The victim was identified by Palmer as 60-year-old Harry L. Venosdel Jr.
At first, Palmer said investigators thought it could be a natural death, but then they discovered he was shot in the chest after discovering a small bullet hole in his shirt.
After the medical examiner began autopsy and removed his large heavy coat, a second gunshot wound also was found in his arm, Palmer said.
The case has been turned over to Investigators Jimmy Brewer and Scott Hawkins, he said.
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