New Details Emerge In OKC Shootout Involving 'Bounty Hunters'

Friday, October 31st 2014, 11:21 pm
By: News 9

Stunning new details emerged Friday night in a case that sparked gunfire and a four hour standoff. It all started when three men calling themselves bounty hunters tried to take a man into custody, but new documents call it all into question. The men were not bounty hunters at all and even showed up at the scene in a stolen vehicle.

“I heard some glass breaking, and I got up and that's when I heard another series of gunshots, and that's when I realized what was happening,” William Sneed said.

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That was earlier this week, and now authorities said the alleged "bounty hunters" that went after a man across the street weren't bounty hunters at all. In fact they are not employed by a bond company in any way.

A search warrant filed on Friday stated three men acting as bounty hunters were armed with handguns and tried to take a man named Anthony Bruce into custody. Bruce did have two outstanding warrants, but the three men coming after him had no right to do it.

The men "began knocking on the door" and one of them "identified himself as a bounty hunter and told Bruce to give himself up." That's when Bruce "fired a single shot at the front door" and "ran out the back door and fired a single shot" at one of the fake bounty hunters.

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Court documents stated one of the fake bounty hunters "said he owed the bondsman money because the bondsman helped his son get out of jail.” The other two men both said they were contacted by the man who told them he was a bondsman and requested their help locating Anthony Bruce.

They agreed, and police said not only were they not bounty hunters, they pulled up in a vehicle that "was confirmed stolen out of Oklahoma County" and "while officers were impounding the vehicle" they found "a pipe used to smoke meth" in plain view.

Also in that vehicle, police found firearms, bounty hunter clothing, badges, meth and drug paraphernalia. News 9 tried contacting the alleged bounty hunters, but nobody answered the door.