Oklahoma City Police Arrest 4th Suspect in June Murder

Monday, September 27th 2010, 4:41 pm
By: News 9


OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma City Police have arrested another person in connection with the murder of a 19-year-old man in June.

Monday afternoon, 18-year-old Marcus Johnson turned himself in to the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office. He was booked on a charge of first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Joel Ortiz on June 18.

Police said Ortiz was sitting in a sport utility vehicle in the parking lot of a northwest Oklahoma City apartment complex when a truck pulled up behind the vehicle and blocked it in.

Officers aid the suspects got out of the truck and started shooting into the victim's vehicle, killing Ortiz and wounding another person.

Johnson is the fourth person arrested in the case. Nineteen-year-old Ashton Cochren, Ervin Coleman and Jamie Taylor, both 17, have also been arrested for Ortiz's murder.