Police Get Arrest Warrant For Teen Suspected Of Killing NE OKC Man

Friday, July 17th 2020, 7:37 pm
By: News 9


Oklahoma City police filed an arrest warrant for an 18-year-old accused of fatally shooting a man. Police identified the victim shot on Thursday in a home near Northeast 18th Street and Martin Luther King Avenue as 39-year-old Blake Shahrestani.

The suspect lived with the victim. Police said several months ago Damien Jacobs, 18, threatened to shoot Shahrestani.

A fight inside the home turned into gunshots. 

“Both my kids were in the house and they were really scared,” said Tabitha Ivers, victim’s wife. “And jumped out the back of the house, the window and called 911.”

Ivers was not home when she learned her husband was fatally shot.

According to the arrest warrant, witnesses told investigators Jacobs pointed a gun at the victim during an argument and then left the room. Moments later Shahrestani confronted Jacobs and that was when he was shot several times.

Ivers is still in shock and disbelief. She has known her husband since childhood and the couple had seven children and a grandchild. 

‘Pretty much all the children are going to suffer because of this,” said Ivers.

The investigation took an unusual turn late Thursday night when police heard a noise in the home.

“Investigators were inside the house going through evidence, processing the scene when the ceiling caved in on them,” said MSgt. Gary Knight, Oklahoma City Police Department. “They thought at first someone was hiding in there in the attic and had fallen through the ceiling.”

The tactical team surrounded the home for several hours thinking the suspected gunman was still inside. It turned out Jacobs was long gone.

The victim's widow is left wondering how she and the kids will go on.

“All you can do,” said Ivers. “All you can do is pray about it.” 

Police said Jacobs was arrested last year for shooting a gun at a relative's home.