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$20 Transaction Leads To Shooting, Two Arrests In NW OKC

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Lasandra Gilbert (left) is accused of shooting Jimenez Howell during an altercation over a $20 dresser. Lasandra Gilbert (left) is accused of shooting Jimenez Howell during an altercation over a $20 dresser.

Police arrested a man and woman after a bizarre domestic altercation that appears to have been caused over a dispute of a $20 dresser.

Oklahoma City police received a call Monday night in regards to an assault with a deadly weapon at a home in the 500 block of NW 114th St. According to the caller, one person had been shot at the home and the shooter had barricaded himself inside.

Police arrived and gave commands for the persons inside of the home to come out. Soon two females emerged with their hands raised; the shooting suspect, 31-year-old Lasandra Gilbert and another woman.

Police say Gilbert was extremely uncooperative and would scream and curse at the officers, occasionally making brief statements about what had happened.

Near the scene, police also made contact with the man who was shot, 26-year-old Jimenez Howell, who first gave police a fake name and license and claimed he only “witnessed” the crime. When police figured out he was not telling the truth, Jimenez came clean and said he only lied because he was afraid he had warrants out for his arrest.

Gilbert and Howell told police slightly different versions of what had happened, but both stories centered around the dresser.

Howell said he sold the dresser to Gilbert for $20, but she did not pay him up front. He told police he was staying with Gilbert for the past two days, and one day he found $20 and took it.

The night of the altercation Howell was moving out of the house and Gilbert confronted him about the missing money. Howell said he told her he took it because she had not paid him and that’s when she got her gun, which he described as an “AR” or a shotgun, and shot at the ground in front of him. The ricochet of the bullet bounced up and struck Howell in the leg. That is when police were called.

A search of Howell’s name revealed that he did have four warrants out for his arrest. He was then placed in the back of a police car.

While officers were wrapping up at the scene, Howell managed to open the backdoor of the squad car and took off running. He was tasered once and wrestled to the ground but managed to get back up and run away again. Another officer joined the chase and tased Howell a second time. This time he was subdued.

Howell was first taken to the hospital to have his leg wound checked out before being transported to the Oklahoma County Jail. He was booked on one count of Attempting to Escape Arrest and False Personation, in addition to the other warrants he had out for his arrest. No bond was set.

Gilbert was also taken to the Oklahoma County Jail. She was booked on one count of Assault with a Deadly Weapon. No bond was set.

The case is still under investigation.   

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