A Lawton teen accused of shooting a taxi cab driver last month at the command of another juvenile suspect is facing life in prison for the attack.
According to Lawton police and court records, 18-year-old David Stamper was charged Thursday with one count of shooting with intent to kill for allegedly shooting 58-year-old Robert Gillan II in the back of the neck with the intent to harm or kill him and attempted robbery with a weapon. He was ordered to be held in lieu of a $50,000 bond.
Lawton Police Capt. Craig Akard said another suspect a juvenile was arrested Thursday morning for his alleged role in the shooting and robbery, but, as of Thursday afternoon, he had not been adjudicated as an adult.
As previously reported, Gillan picked up Stamper and the other suspect Nov. 22 at 6701 Northwest Maple and drove them to the 6900 block of Southwest 70th Street. According to a court affidavit, Stamper allegedly told police he and the other suspect had called the cab driver to pick them up in order to rob the victim.
However, when read the information Thursday in court, Stamper, perplexed and somewhat irritated, asked aloud, "I robbed him?"
Gillan dropped off his passengers at their destination, but an affidavit indicates that's when the two attempted to rob the driver of any money he had. When it was time to collect his fare, the juvenile allegedly handed Stamper a .22 caliber pistol and told him to shoot the driver.
Stamper, who was seated directly behind the driver, told police he said "no" at first. However, the younger culprit allegedly insisted he shoot the cab driver, so Stamper allegedly stuck the gun to the back of Gillan's neck and pulled the trigger.
Police did not say previously whether anything was taken during the robbery, but the affidavit said the two planned to steal Gillan's money but were unable to do so because of the victim's resistance.
Due to the fact the robbery was not successful, the punishment for the crime upon conviction drops from a minimum of 10 years to five.