JAY, Okla. – An autopsy report released on Thursday shows a Eucha man had methamphetamine and was intoxicated when he was fatally shot.
Patrick Shane Anderson, 51, died Aug. 18 at a Eucha residence from a gunshot wound to the chest, according to the 11-page autopsy report. The manner of death was ruled a homicide, the autopsy reports.
Delaware County Sheriff James Beck said no person has been taken into custody for Anderson’s death.
The term “homicide” on the autopsy report is a medical opinion, not a legal determination measuring liability, the report states.
“We turned over our reports and investigation to the district attorney’s office and are waiting for a decision whether the shooting is self-defense or a homicide,” Beck said.
The autopsy describes the area as the bullet went through Anderson’s body or “the body bears two gunshot wounds caused by one projectile.”
Anderson also had minor abrasions and contusions to his head, neck, torso, his right upper arm and both lower hands, the report states.
His blood-alcohol level measured .12. The legal limit of intoxication is .08.
Anderson and his family had a criminal history of drug and theft violations.
Investigators believed Patrick’s brother, Brian Anderson, had ties to the Irish Mob and injected Melissa Vermillion, 41, with methamphetamine to prevent her from testifying about the Andersons’ criminal activity, according to an arrest affidavit.
Brian and his wife Allie Anderson were charged in 2019 in Delaware County District Court with first-degree murder in Vermillion’s death.
Before Brian Anderson’s case could go to trial he died from a drug overdose while incarcerated at the Delaware County Jail in 2020.
Allie Anderson plead to a reduced charge of manslaughter and was sentenced to three years in prison.