Victim Shot In SW OKC While Riding Bicycle

Police have a lot of questions surrounding a shooting on Thursday that sent a man to the hospital in critical condition. The victim was riding a bicycle on the southwest side of the city when he was shot. Police arrested two people but not for the shooting.

Friday, June 7th 2024, 5:15 pm

By: News 9, Jennifer Pierce


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Police have a lot of questions surrounding a shooting on Thursday that sent a man to the hospital in critical condition.

The victim was riding a bicycle on the southwest side of the city when he was shot. Police arrested two people but not for the shooting.

The 34-year-old victim was transported to OU Medical Center. Police said the man was able to speak to officers at the scene but refused to give them information about the shooting.

Residents near southwest 46th Street and Independence Avenue said they heard gunshots Thursday evening. They found a man in the street bleeding. Witnesses told police he was riding a bicycle when he was shot.

“One person was found shot there,” said Sgt. Dillon Quirk, Oklahoma City Police Department. “He was taken to an area hospital in critical condition.”

Officers learned the victim was with his girlfriend and a friend named Antonio Copeland. Police interviewed Copeland at the scene. “One person was detained as a witness there,” said Quirk. “Turns out that person had a warrant and was arrested on that.”

Police said Copeland’s warrant was for failing to appear at drug court.

Officers later found home security cameras that captured a black Chevy Trailblazer driving through the scene at the time of the shooting. Police said the car's tag was traced back to an address near Southwest 9th Street and Barnes Avenue. Officers found the black Chevy parked in the driveway of the home and said 22-year-old Abraham Olmos was sitting on the back porch with a gun next to him. Police said Olmos had prior felony convictions and was unable to own a gun. Olmos was arrested at the home.

“It’s not clear what role that person played if any in this shooting,” said Olmos.

Citizens can call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (405) 235-7300 to report information that could help the investigation.

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