Man Found Dead Inside Vehicle At Del City Apartment Complex


Wednesday, March 9th 2016, 7:35 pm
By: News 9


A man was found dead inside his vehicle Wednesday morning in a Del City apartment complex, police said.

Del City police said they got a call at 8 a.m. Wednesday to the Oakridge Village apartments.

When police arrived, they found a black Nissan Altima with a dealers tag and bullet holes all over.

Five shots through the back window and several more through the door.

But neighbors who live in the complex said the man found inside the car did not live at the complex.

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“He came here last night sometime during the night, someone shot and killed him,” Del City police Maj. Jody Suit said.

Police said they did get a call about shots being fired at the complex overnight, but when police arrived, they did not find a crime scene, so they do not know if that was connected to an apparent ambush at the front of the complex.

Hours after the discovery of the car, a woman shows up, who police identify as the victim's girlfriend, running to see if it really was her boyfriend's car that had been targeted.

Police tried to shield her from the scene, but it's too late.

She spotted the car, and proceeds to break down, heartbroken that the man found dead was indeed her boyfriend.

Police are now looking for the person or persons responsible for the attack.

They said the man found dead inside the car did not live in Del City, but was from the Oklahoma City area.

Paramedics had to be called to the scene after the victim's girlfriend started having a hard time breathing.

Police said the stress of the situation caused her to have an asthma attack.

Those nearby tried to calm the devastated girlfriend, but there was little they could do to console her.

Oklahoma City police were also seen consulting with Del City police, as investigators tried to piece together who did this and why.

If you have any information about this homicide, you are urged to call Del City police at (405) 677-2443.