Bethany Police Arrest Suspects In Connection With Shooting

Friday, August 24th 2018, 10:54 pm
By: News 9

Two people were arrested in connection with a shooting in Bethany Thursday afternoon. A third suspect was also identified and Bethany Police Lt. Angelo Orefice said charges will be filed out of custody on her.

The victim told investigators he went into the Walgreens near 23rd St. and Rockwell in Bethany that day to fill a prescription and meet up with a man who reportedly owed him money, later identified as 29-year-old Zane Lipscomb. Both walked out of the store.

“And at that time, he grabbed the victim’s prescription and it went flying across the parking lot and as the victim was trying to run and get his medication, he slipped and fell in the parking lot,” Lt. Orefice said.

Then police said Lipscomb and another suspect with a gun, identified as 29-year-old Chris Evans, jumped the victim. Investigators were able to review surveillance footage from the store.

“You can see in the video that a gun was pulled and put to the victim’s head at that point,” Lt. Orefice explained. “And according to the victim’s statements, he was able to wrestle the gun just away from his head and then we he had turned and faced the subject with the firearm, he tried to shoot him in the chest, but the gun had jammed or something.”

It wasn't until the victim was running away, that he said he was shot in the leg. Police said the suspects took off.

Jim Gardner and Bob Mills Skynews 9 were overhead as the victim was put into an ambulance. His injuries were not life-threatening.

Police went to multiple locations in the metro Friday and arrested Lipscomb and Evans in connection with the crimes. Lt. Orefice said Lipscomb and Evans were booked in the Oklahoma County Jail on robbery with a firearm, shooting with intent to kill and conspiracy to commit a felony complaints, among others.

“They’re making admissions to what they did, but they’re not telling the complete truth,” said Lt. Orefice. “Each one of them is trying to minimize what each other’s parts were in the incident.”