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Police Investigating After Body Found Inside Truck In SE OKC

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Oklahoma City police are investigating another homicide after a body was found inside a truck on the southeast side of the metro.

Police were called to the Chapel Ridge Apartments at 5707 Southeast 48th street Tuesday morning. Police identified the victim as 45-year-old Abdul Hofiz of Oklahoma City.

One resident, who did not want to be identified, said he heard gunshots around 5:30 a.m.

“The gunshot did wake us up because it was pretty close,” said the resident.

He noticed something was not right when he saw what appeared to be two bullet holes in the driver side window of the silver truck the victim was in.

“I kind of looked and saw someone leaned over,” said the resident. “Looked at the passenger side door and saw him in there. So I told a lady that was in her car to call the police.”

Detectives secured the area near the apartment complex office. Residents looked on as crime scene investigators photographed the inside of the truck and the body. Some neighbors said they have seen the truck parked in the same area before but did not know the victim's name or if he lived there.

Police said the next step in the investigation is to gather any and all clues that could point to what happened in the parking lot.

“They will try to locate any witnesses,” said Capt. Bo Mathews, Oklahoma City Police Department. “See if there is any video or anything like that, that they can find to be able to interview somebody.”

Residents expressed they are worried for their safety and hope someone is caught soon.

“You know there are a lot of cameras, so the camera is going to see something,” said one resident. “It will come out, whoever did it.”

Apartment management could not confirm if the victim lived at Chapel Ridge or if he was visiting. 

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