The 19-year-old suspect in the shooting death of his uncle is now facing a lesser charge.
Jordan Harvey is the lone suspect in the shooting death of 39-year-old Geronimo Quilimaco.
Deputies responded to the 3200 block of 2 Creeks Road on Sept. 5 after a phone call was made to the Logan County Sheriff’s Office. During the call, an argument could be heard and the caller stated “I’m gonna kill you.” Moments later a gunshot could be heard.
Quilimaco was found deceased in a wooded area near a residence.
Harvey was found a short time later walking a short distance from the scene and taken into custody.
On Sept. 7, Harvey was charged with first-degree murder and held without bond. However, the charge was lowered Tuesday afternoon to first-degree manslaughter.
The bond has been set at $500,000. Harvey is scheduled to be back in court on Sept. 21.
Court records say Harvey “in a heat of passion (following an argument)” caused the death of Quilimaco by shooting with a shotgun.
Logan County District Attorney Laura Austin Thomas tells Guthrie News Page “based upon the specific facts of this case the most appropriate charge is manslaughter one.”
Harvey, who has no prior criminal record, was reportedly intoxicated at the time he was taken into custody by deputies and had a hard time understanding his Miranda Rights.
No additional information was immediately known on the case.
If found guilty of first-degree manslaughter, Harvey could serve not more than four years.