Enid Police Arrest Man In Connection To String Of Drive-By Shootings


Thursday, November 19th 2015, 11:18 am
By: News 9


Enid police have arrested a man in connection to a string of drive-by shootings Wednesday night.

News of the suspect’s arrest is bringing relief to the people of Enid. Police don't have an exact number of drive-by shootings, but they collected reports of around 35 of them within a 5-hour period on Wednesday.

11/18/2015 Related Story: Enid Police Investigate At Least 19 Drive-By Shootings Wednesday

Police arrested 29-year-old Anthony Michael Jackson at his home in the 1600 block of Cedar around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. Officers said someone recognized Jackson's red Nissan Altima and called police.

Enid police believe Jackson is the only person responsible for the shootings. According to a sergeant we spoke with, Jackson was driving around random neighborhoods and shooting at cars.

Fortunately no one was hurt. But a dog was shot and is expected to survive.

Police said the only contact they've had with him prior to Wednesday night's arrest were traffic citations. He's reportedly not being cooperative with police.

Jackson was arrested on complaints of animal cruelty, use of a vehicle to facilitate intentional discharge of a firearm, and reckless conduct with a firearm. 

As of 11:30 a.m. Thursday, police said they've received about 42 calls concerning damage to vehicles. They are still receiving calls.