Norman Police Seek Persons Of Interest In Connection To Hotel Shooting
NORMAN, Oklahoma - Norman police are looking for two persons of interest in connection with a shooting at a hotel Wednesday morning.
A man with a gunshot wound to the stomach reportedly walked into the lobby of the Hampton Inn near I-35 and Main Street, at around 6:10 a.m. Police said the man was staying in a room at the hotel with several other people. Officers detained one woman who was with the victim when he was found. But several others fled the scene before officers arrived.
According to police, officers received information at about 9:50 a.m., indicating that one or more of the people who fled the scene of the shooting may be in the area of the South Canadian River, south of Lindsey Street.
Bob Mills SkyNews 9 HD was over the scene as the manhunt for those people was underway in the area of Interstate 35 and Lindsey. Norman police, with assistance from Oklahoma Highway Patrol, searched the area along the river.
Police notified Norman Public Schools, who initiated a “soft lockdown” of some schools. That lockdown has ended.
At about 3 p.m., Norman police detectives said they have determined that at least six people, including the victim, are associated with the shooting earlier on Wednesday. Investigators have located and identified four people, but two others remain at large.
Police released two photos from surveillance video at the scene. The images show a male in a camouflage jacket and a female in a T-shirt. The male is believed to be Scott Ogburn, aka “Butterbean.” age 31. The female is believed to be Rebecca Kocher, age 23.
Both are considered persons of interest in the investigation and are likely together. Ogburn may be armed and dangerous, police said.
If you have any information, call your local law enforcement or the Norman police at (405)-321-1444.