OKC Citizens’ Tips Lead To Arrests Connected To Deadly Shooting Of Innocent Bystander

Thursday, December 3rd 2020, 6:23 pm
By: Jennifer Pierce

Oklahoma City -

Oklahoma City police are working on a third arrest in connection to a shooting that killed an innocent bystander on Saturday.

The woman was killed during a gunfight in the parking lot of a downtown 7-Eleven.

Calls to the homicide tip line have helped investigators identify two people connected to the shooting. However, there are several more outstanding suspects.

Police said a verbal confrontation that started inside the convenience store on Northwest 10th Street and Western Avenue moved to the parking lot and escalated into gunfire. Police said at least five men were involved.

Caught in their crossfire was 31-year-old Jessica Kotulsky.

“It’s unclear exactly how many of them fired shots,” said MSgt. Gary Knight, Oklahoma City Police Department. “But we do know a large number of shots were fired. Unfortunately, the female victim appears to have been hit by a stray bullet.”

Witnesses first identified Kemun Davis, 29, as one of the alleged shooters. Davis was taken into custody only hours into the investigation. Davis admitted to being involved in the confrontation and the shooting, according to an arrest affidavit. 

Days later citizens’ tips led police to 32-year-old Kala Love. She was seen on the store’s security cameras driving one of the getaway cars. Love has since been arrested on a complaint of accessory to murder.

The third person police have identified is Karo Gaines. Investigators said there is an active warrant for his arrest.

They still need help with the names and locations of three more men who were seen on surveillance cameras.

“Anything that anyone knows we want to hear from them,” said Knight. “That might be the piece of the puzzle that helps solve the case.”

Davis told investigators someone shot at him first and that was why he fired back. Police will do ballistics testing to determine which gun killed the victim.