The Caddo Herald
June 14, 1912
Monday morning at 9 o’clock in the Corner Drug Store in Caddo, Ray McGee shot and killed J. L. Robinson, his father-in-law.
The shooting is a result of the opposition of Robinson to the marriage of McGee to his daughter, which occurred Saturday night, over which Robinson became very much aroused.
McGee lives six miles southeast of Caddo and had come to town to get his wife’s trunk, and going into the drug store, met Robinson, who numerous witnesses say advanced without words upon McGee with an open knife in his hand; McGee attempted to avoid him by backing out of the store, but was stopped by the screen door which hindered his exit and believing himself in danger, opened fire with a .38 colt, firing three shots, one glancing the shoulder, the two others entering in the region of the heart; from the effects of which Robinson died within a few minutes, never speaking a word. An examination of the dead body revealed a closed knife in the pocket with bloodstains on it which had been caused by deceased closing his knife in his death throes and in doing so slightly cut his hand. Witnesses saw this act also.
Robinson was manager of the Brick hotel and has lived here about six months, coming from Big Springs, Texas. He was liked by those who knew him and had an estimable family , a wife and several children nearly all grown. The body was shipped to Big Springs for interment. McGee is about 22 years of age, is the son of John McGee who lives on the Baxter place and is a hard working young man liked by all who know him. Last fall and winter he was employed by the Phillips Co.
After the shooting McGee surrendered to Oscar Driver, and was taken to Durant. Tuesday morning he was arraigned before Justice Boland in Caddo and waiving examination was placed under a $7,000 bond which was readily made for him.