Oklahoma City homicide detectives are investigating a shooting death that happened on Friday at a motel near Northeast 50th Street and Lincoln Boulevard.
Police were called to a disturbance at the Oxford Inn Motel but found the shooting victim down the street.
Officers at the scene said he managed to drive away but did not get far. During the investigation police learned the victim's car crossed the median on Lincoln Boulevard and ended up in front of the TLC coffee shop north of the motel.
The exhaust from the man’s Cadillac sparked a grass fire.
“When officers arrived, they found a person sitting inside a vehicle,” said MSgt. Gary Knight, Oklahoma City Police Department. “He was critically injured. He has serious trauma to his body.”
Police do not know much about the victim only that he was a black man, possibly in his 20s.
“When they got there, he was still alive,” said Knight. “And transported to a hospital. That’s where he died.”
The manager of the Oxford Inn did not want to do an on-camera interview with News 9 but said the victim was not staying at the motel and he did not recognize his car.
Homicide detectives later went door-to-door talking to guests who might have witnessed the shooting.
“At this time there have been no arrests in the case,” said Knight. “Investigators are still trying to piece together exactly what happened. So, we certainly need the public’s help on this one.”
Police will release the victim's name after his family is notified.
If you have information about the shooting call the homicide tip line at 405-297-1200.