Police ID Chase Suspect, Officer Involved In NW OKC Shooting
Police have identified the men involved in Wednesday afternoon's chase and officer-involved shooting.
Jawon Laquez Jones, 24, was identified as the man who led officers on a chase throughout the Oklahoma City metro area.
Sgt. Dustin Fulton, six and a half year veteran of the department, was identified as the officer who fired his service weapon.
About 12:15 Wednesday, Oklahoma City Police attempted to pull Jones over near Northeast 23rd Street and Interstate 35. The vehicle matched the description of a homicide suspect.
Jones led police on a chase to the Tinker Diagonal area, back onto westbound Interstate 40, then northbound on Rockwell Avenue, before crashing at the Grove Apartments at 1128 Glade Avenue.
Jones, then armed, got out of his vehicle and ran toward an apartment building.
“The officer told him to drop the gun. He confronted the suspect in a breezeway at the apartment complex, where the suspect turned with a gun in his hand,” said Captain Bo Matthews from the Oklahoma City Police Department. “The officer did discharge his firearm one time at the suspect, he was not hit.”
It is unknown at this time if a bullet hit anything nearby.
Jones was taken into custody in connection with the chase, but he is not the homicide suspect police were looking for, Oklahoma City police Capt. Bo Mathews said.
It took a couple minutes for Marshana Houston to realize her vehicle was the one Jones had hit.
“Where did he think he was going in apartments? I don't know,” said Houston. “There is no way out of here. I don't understand that. Just run into a parked car?”
Jones has a long criminal history including armed robbery, assault and battery upon a police officer, and numerous firearm charges.
In November 2011, Jones robbed a Pizza Hut delivery driver at gunpoint. He attempted to take four pizza’s totaling $45.85. Jones was 17 years old and pleaded no contest.
In April 2013, Jones was convicted of punching an Oklahoma City police officer in the face during a traffic stop at the intersection of Springlake Drive and Campbell Road. The officer was hit on the right cheek near his eye. Officer’s also confiscated a pistol with the serial number scratched off.
Jones has prior charges from 2018 including possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, felon in possession of a firearm, and eluding a police officer.
Following Wednesday’s chase, Jones was booked on a complaint of aggravated attempting to elude a police officer and possession of a firearm after a former felony conviction.
Jones posted bond set by a judge at $6,000.
Police continue to investigate the high-speed chase and officer involved shooting.
Fulton has been placed on routine, paid administrative leave.