Fatal NE OKC Shooting Victims Related, Police Investigating Motives
Oklahoma City police are investigating two deadly shootings that took place only miles apart and a little more than 48 hours apart.
A shots fired call on Monday night led officers to the parking lot of the Fred Factory Apartments near Northeast 39th Street and Hiwassee Road. Police said Fredrick Stutson, 25, was on the ground. He had been shot in the head, according to police and witnesses.
“When officers arrived, they found one person there who apparently had been shot multiple times,” said MSgt. Gary Knight, Oklahoma City Police Department.
Stutson was taken to a local hospital but died from his injuries.
One of Stutson's friends spoke to News 9 off-camera and only feet from where the man was gunned down.
“He was goofy, he was funny,” said victim’s friend. “He wasn’t that type of dude to just kill.”
He said Stutson had a child in the car with him, who was not hurt. The friend also said Stutson was related to 39-year-old Fredrick Okine. He died over the weekend after being shot in a car that was parked in the driveway of a home near Northeast 36th Street and Westminster Road.
“The proximity was not really far apart,” said Knight. “Especially in time and distance. So that’s something our investigators notice, and they look at. They’re going to see if there’s anything that ties one to the other.”
Those close to the latest victim have their own opinions.
“It could be some robbery (expletive), could be some gang (expletive),” said victim’s friend.
Investigators have not made any arrests in either shooting but are following leads. They think more than one person was involved in Okine's death.
“Hopefully somebody saw something that will lead to an ID of the shooter or shooters,” said Knight.
Tips can be left for detectives by calling the homicide tip line at 405-297-1200.