West Point Appointee Shot, Killed At OKC House Party

Monday, April 18th 2011, 11:12 am
By: News 9


OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma City police say a teenage suspect shot and killed a 19-year-old man early Saturday morning in the 900 block of S.W. 35th Street.

Witnesses told police several people were attending a house party around 4:30 a.m. when an argument broke out between the suspect and other party goers. Police say the 15-year-old suspect pulled out a pistol and fired several shots. When officers arrived, they found four victims with gunshot wounds.

One of the victims, Zackery Wells, was pronounced dead at the scene. Wells' family says he was a West Point appointee who had just returned home so he could be closer to his family.

The other victims are expected to recover from their wounds.

Police say the 15-year-old suspect took off running. He was found a few blocks away, bleeding from what police believe was a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the hand. He was taken to a hospital for treatment then booked into the Oklahoma County jail. He faces first-degree murder and shooting with intent to kill charges.

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