Doctor shoots suspect

(November 24, 2003) — (Bristow, Okla.-AP) -- The suspect in the shooting deaths of an elderly couple at Depew, Oklahoma, is hospitalized after being shot by a doctor he reportedly kidnapped in Arkansas. That's according to Creek County, Oklahoma, Chief Deputy Michael O-Keefe. O-Keefe said 42-year-old Scott James Eizember was being treated at a hospital in Lufkin, Texas, after being shot four times in the chest. His capture ended an intense manhunt that began on October 18th. He is accused in the shooting deaths that day of 76-year-old A-J Cantrell and his 70-year-old wife, Patsy Cantrell, of Depew. The manhunt for Eizember was revived early yesterday when he was spotted by a volunteer with the Depew Methodist Church food bank. At about 12-30 p-m, Eizember allegedly assaulted a couple identified by Arkansas State Police as Doctor Samuel Peebles and Suzanne Peebles of Nashville, Arkansas. Police say the couple was kidnapped near Waldron, Arkansas, south of Fort Smith, and forced to drive to East Texas. O-Keefe said the doctor managed to grab a pistol he had concealed in his car and shot Eizember. The deputy said the couple then drove Eizember to the hospital in Lufkin.