OKC Police Continue Search For Suspects In Weekend Homicide

Monday, May 23rd 2016, 5:40 pm
By: News 9

A weekend drive-by shooting near SE 44th and Sunnylane Rd. has claimed the life of a young Oklahoma City father.

Angelo Roberson, 26, was rushed to OU Medical Center shortly after Sunday morning's shooting.  He died Monday afternoon. Now his family just wants the people responsible to be caught.

Several friends and family members gathered outside OU medical Center to pray shortly after Angelo Roberson passed away. And to pray for the 5-year-old son he leaves behind.

“He loved his family. He took care of his family. He took care of his kid,” said uncle, Nick Roberson. “No matter what people had to say about him - he was a standup guy.”

Roberson says he's mad that little is being done to stop the violence on the southeast side of town. The shooting that claimed his nephew happened just before 10 a.m. Sunday, in the parking lot of the Good Time market on Sunnylane Rd.

Witnesses say they heard several shots fired and when police arrived they found several bullets on the ground and inside this car. Police records show Angelo was a suspect in a drive-by shooting earlier this year. But his family has no idea if the shooting that claimed his life was done in retaliation or was just a random act of violence.

“It’s just way too much black on black crime and kids losing their fathers. It just makes no sense,” said Chantal Curry.

Curry knows all too well what this family is going through. Her son Christopher was shot and killed last October.  Now she has started a foundation called Mothers Against Senseless Killings to offer grieving families support - and to guide young people away from gun violence.

“These fathers that are being lost by gunfire they have children, they have mothers, they have sisters and brothers,” said Curry. “And they have people that love them and we need to get together as a community and stop all this black on black crime.”

So far no arrests have been made, but police know they are looking for at least two people. If you have any information that can help, call the homicide tip line at (405) 297-1200.

The number for Mothers Against Senseless Killings (M.A.S.K) is (405) 800-4373.