Police Arrest Two Suspects In Murder Of OKC Teenage Girl


Thursday, May 31st 2012, 10:42 am
By: News 9


Two people have been arrested in connection with the murder of an Oklahoma City teen, according to police.

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Police say 20-year-old Cole Dean Hopper and 21-year-old Danielle Marie Cooley were arrested on Wednesday in connection with the shooting death of 19-year-old Kelsey Bransby.

Hopper and Cooley were located on arrest warrants filed in Cleveland County, according to police.

Investigators found 19-year-old Kelsey Bransby on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at an apartment complex at 3040 S.W. 89th Street in Oklahoma City.

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Officers say Bransby had suffered a gunshot wound to the face. She was rushed to the hospital and died from her injuries a couple of days later.

News 9's Adrianna Iwasinski spoke with a person who found Bransby at the apartment. She said Cooley was Bransby's best friend, and Hopper is Cooley's boyfriend.

Hopper and Cooley are being held at the Cleveland County Detention Center on first degree murder complaints.

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