Man Arrested After Fatal Shooting in Bethany

Thursday, July 16th 2009, 8:31 am
By: News 9

Staff and Wire Reports

BETHANY, Oklahoma - A suspect wanted in connection to a fatal shooting is now in police custody, police said.

According to Bethany Police Chief Phil Cole, police were called to the Angelic Apartments, 7750 NW 16th, at about 4:30 a.m. Thursday in reference to a shooting. Police found a 26-year-old man dead from a gunshot wound to his torso.

A female resident of the apartment unit in which the incident took place told police her ex-boyfriend had entered the apartment by force and shot her male companion. She identified the suspect as 24-year-old Kennedy C. Nnokam.

A co-worker of the suspect called police at about 8 a.m. Thursday about the location of the suspect. Nnokam was taken into police custody and then to the hospital to be treated for injuries incurred at the scene of the shooting.

Police said upon release from the hospital, Nnokam will be taken to the Oklahoma County Jail and will face homicide charges.

The shot man has not yet been identified.