Norman police confirm a man found dead Wednesday night inside a residence in the 3900 block of Annalane Drive was 53-year-old Jonathan Nichols. Nichols was a former state senator. Police say he died from an apparent gunshot wound. Investigators are working with the Oklahoma Medical Examiner's office to determine the exact cause and manner of death. Police say the case remains under investigation by the NPD Criminal Investigations Division.
Nichols served in the Senate from 2000 to 2012. He was currently serving as Senior Policy Advisor for House Speaker Charles McCall.