On 07-02-2020 at 1746 hours, Poteau Police Officers were dispatched to Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center on a call of a patient with a gunshot wound in the emergency room.
On arrival, Patrol Officers learned that the 40 year old male victim was deceased. The victim had multiple gunshot wounds and wounds of unknown origin. The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Three persons of interest have been detained in connection with the incident.
The investigation is ongoing with Poteau Police Detectives, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation Agents, and an Investigator from the Oklahoma Office of the Chief Medical Examiner working the case.
Jordan James Scott, age 28 of Poteau, was arrested for First Degree Murder and Possession of Firearm After Felony Conviction.
Notification to family has been made and the victim is Derek Allen Cessna, 40 of Poteau. After further examination by Investigators, the “wounds of unkown origin” referenced in the initial release are believed to be a product of ballistic activity. The definitive determintation will be made by the Medical Examiner.
Assistant Chief Greg Russell