Authorities Catch Suspect In Oklahoma City Bar Shooting

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 12:45 pm
By: News 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- U.S. Marshals arrested a man Friday who's accused of shooting a man at Half-Time Sports on S.W. 55th Street in Oklahoma City.

On the night of Tuesday, March 8, a bar employee and a friend were inside the bar when 28-year-old Todd Coker walked in. Police said he was drunk, and told the people there he knew the owner of the bar.

The employee called the owner to give Coker a ride home, but police said as soon as the worker hung up the phone, Coker pulled out a gun and fired three shots. Steven Lewis, the employee's friend, was hit and taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Coker escaped from the scene, but U.S. Marshals caught up to him Friday, March 11. He was arrested in Canadian County. He faces charges of shooting with intent to kill and possession of a firearm after former conviction of a felony.

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