OKC Police Investigate Officer-Involved Shooting

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 6:49 pm
By: News 9

Abby Broyles, News 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- A 14-year-old boy is facing criminal charges after he fired a gun at Oklahoma City police officers on Wednesday.

Police arrested 14-year- old Kameron Lewis Jenkins after the shootout Wednesday morning near an apartment complex on the south side of the city. Because Jenkins is only 14, his court records are sealed, but police say this isn't the first time they've had a run-in with the juvenile.

Early morning gunshots woke up neighbors at an apartment complex near SW 15th and Penn.

"I heard a loud screaming of a mother concerned yelling, ‘Don't shoot my son.' I also heard several shots," neighbor Eric Biggers said.

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Jenkins's mom called 911. She told police her son was armed and angry over having to appear in court on other charges Wednesday. When the officer arrived, he found the 14 year old standing in the alley with a gun. Police say Jenkins fired at the officer and missed. That's when a second officer pulled up and fired at Jenkins.

"The suspect continues to run, he's not hit. He jumps over a fence, continues running east, [and] he's captured in a field near a playground," OKC Police Capt. Dexter Nelson said.

Investigators say Jenkins resisted arrest and the five officers involved had to use minimal force to take him into custody. A K-9 officer recovered the gun Jenkins threw during the foot chase.

"Our records show that we've dealt with him before. He was at least arrested one time by our department for narcotics offenses," Capt. Nelson said.

No one was hurt in the shooting. Police say as part of department protocol, the officer who fired at Jenkins has been placed on administrative leave during the investigation.