OKC Police Arrest Two In Shooting That Killed Man, Injured Another


Monday, December 19th 2011, 10:53 am
By: News 9


Oklahoma City Police have arrested two people – one of them just 16 years old – for the shooting death of a 21-year-old man.

Officers responded to a shooting call around 9 p.m. on Saturday, December 17, at the Express Gas and Grocery near Northwest Expressway and Wilshire. When officers arrived, they found Dejoun Chamberliss had been shot to death.

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Another man, 21-year-old Cleondre Watkins, was also shot but he was treated and released from a local hospital.

During an investigation, police learned both Chamberliss and Watkins had fought with 21-year-old Joseph Young in the parking lot of the store. Police said Young pulled out a gun and shot both men.

Officers arrested Young early Sunday morning, along with a 16-year-old suspect. Young was booked into the Oklahoma County jail on complaints of first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon. The teen suspect was arrested on complaints of accessory to murder and assault with a deadly weapon.