Neighbors Concerned After OKC Officer Fired Gun Inside His Home

Monday, October 1st 2012, 10:22 pm
By: News 9

Homeowners are concerned after an Oklahoma City police officer fired his gun inside his home.

The shooting wasn't an accident. The officer's wife contacted police, and although nobody was hurt, neighbors are upset since the home is next to a school.

Elvis Humphrey's 2nd grader attends Santé Fe Elementary. The father of two walked a few blocks to pick up his youngest Thursday, only to find the school was surrounded by cops.

"There were anywhere from four to six police units. There were two EMSA units and they were out there for hours," Humphrey said.

Humphrey was told the school was locked down at about 3 p.m. because of loud gunfire. By 3:37 p.m. Santé Fe elementary released its students.

"You shoot a gun in a house that close to a school and you are endangering somebody, you don't know where the bullet is going to travel to," Sheryl Humphrey said.

Parents got a letter Friday, which in part read: "A teacher observed a potential risk in the neighborhood behind the school," on Moore Public Schools letterhead.

Police won't comment but simply said it is a mental health issue and the department is investigating both criminally and administratively. That doesn't calm the Humphreys' concerns.

"What if he gets back home one day and decides he is having another bad day, and wants to walk up to the school next time and go get his son, and wants to start shooting whomever? I'm very concerned what this person's state of mind is," Humphrey said.

The homeowner is reportedly an Oklahoma City police officer. Police won't comment, and the report issued doesn't reveal details.

This is the second lockdown at Santé Fe elementary in the last month due to gunfire. The school didn't respond in time for our broadcast.