OKC Mom Desperate For Answers After Teenage Son Shot

Monday, May 14th 2012, 9:54 pm
By: News 9

The mother of a 17-year-old who was shot on his way to school is desperate for answers.

Bronson Quickle was on his way to Seeworth Academy Tuesday morning when police said he was gunned down. He had multiple surgeries, and Tuesday, doctors plan to fuse part of his spine so he'll be able to sit up straight in his wheelchair.

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Police said two men approached the boys and tried to warn them, but when the boys had nothing on them, things escalated. Quickle was shot and his friend was beaten up.

"I'd just like to know why," said Tami Jackson, Quickle's mother. "It just seems very senseless, just what? He didn't have anything , Why would you do that?"

A bullet went through Bronson Quickle's back severing his spinal cord. Monday night he laid in a hospital bed at OU Medical Center with a ventilator to help him breathe. His mother sat there wondering how this happened.

"It's not something you expect for your son to walk out of the house to go to school and to get the phone call. Not even a phone call, the child running into my house telling me my son had been shot."

The shooting left the Seeworth Academy student-athlete in critical condition at the hospital. She said she did not want to tell him yet because of all the medication he is on.

"He wakes up, feeling for his legs, which is really hard for a mother to watch as her son lays there. He knows he can't feel them, but he wants to find them," Jackson said.

With no new leads in the case, Jackson has spent that last week waiting in frustration. She said she hopes police will find whoever fired the bullet that put her son in a wheelchair for life.

"If they can do this to my child and they're still out there, what can they do to someone else's?" Jackson said.

Jackson says there is a $2,500 reward for information leading to an arrest in this case. She hopes her son's shooter is caught and taken off the streets soon.

Friends of the family have set up a fund for Bronson Quickle at First State Bank locations in Noble and Norman. You can let the tellers know you wish to donate to TEAM BRONSON.