Norman Police Make Arrest In Connection With Shooting Near Campus Corner


Friday, August 7th 2020, 2:26 pm
By: Hunter McKee


NORMAN, Okla. -

One person has been arrested after a shooting near the University of Oklahoma.

Police responded around 11:30 Thursday night. They said the shooting happened on Campus Corner near Asp Avenue and Boyd Street. 

When officers arrived, they found a man with multiple gunshot wounds.

“Pop, pop, pop it was down here on campus,” said Shaun Thompson, a Norman resident. “Next thing I know there were about 18 or more cop cars, OU police, cars flying everywhere.”

Macy Robinson and her friends were out at a nearby bar when they heard the shots.

“We heard gunshots and some people hit the floor,” said Macy Robinson, local resident. “We kind of ran up against the bar.”

We're told the suspect fled the scene but was tracked down near Apache Street and Santa Fe Avenue. 

Four people were taken into custody, but three later released. Police said 20-year-old Charles Cotton was arrested and booked into the Cleveland County Detention Center on a complaint of assault and battery with a deadly weapon.

Those who walk near the area often, couldn't believe a shooting could happen so close to home.

“It's pretty scary,” said Daniela Martinez, an OU student. “I actually live close to this area.”

Authorities said the victim is still recovering in the hospital. \

Officials said they are still investigating. If you have any other information, you're asked to call the Norman Police Department.