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Men sought for questioning in Oklahoma murder may be in Colorado Springs

Published: July 17, 2013, 8:49 pm, by Daniel Chacon

sketchesTwo men who may have information about the June 12 shooting death of a 77-year-old man in Oklahoma may be in Colorado Springs, authorities said.

“The two men we are looking for likely are either in your area or have driven through it recently,” Jessica Brown, a spokeswoman for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, said Wednesday in an email.

The two men are wanted for questioning in the killing of Charles Cecil Nieman of Alva, Okla. Authorities said he was shot and killed in Boise City in the parking lot of a Loaf ‘N Jug.

Nieman and his wife stopped to get gas, according to Oklahoma’s NewsOn6.com.

“Police say a man walked up to Nieman and demanded his wallet. When Nieman refused to hand it over, the suspect shot him,” the TV station reported.

Nieman “enjoyed camping and fishing,” according to his obituary. “He was a big FFA supporter and a great fan of the Oklahoma State University Cowboys. He greatly enjoyed watching his grandchildren participating in dance recitals, showing livestock, playing football, wrestling, and going to school activities.”

Brown said the two men authorities are searching for may have “possibly” been seen in Colorado Springs.

“Can only refer to them as witnesses or persons of interest at this time,” she said.

A forensic artist produced two sketches of the men.

One of the men is described as 30 years old, 5-foot-10, 165 pounds with medium-length hair combed back. He was driving Chevrolet or GMC extended cab pickup with large tires and aluminum wheels.

The other man is about 30 years old and between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-8.

Authorities are asking anyone with information about their whereabouts or the case itself to call the Oklahoma bureau of investigation at 800-522-8017.

The bureau is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for Nieman’s murder.