Investigators said a man with Down syndrome was gunned down inside his Garvin County home and now the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) is asking for tips that will help lead to an arrest.
Around 2 a.m. on April 12, 2020, 57-year-old Jimmy Amos was sleeping in his bedroom in the 800 block of North Severs Avenue in Wynnewood when gunfire erupted from the street in a drive-by shooting.
“He just told me. He said, ‘that man shot me,’” said Susie Dorman, Amos’ sister. “I said, ‘what man and he said, ‘a man looking in the window.’”
Bullets went from one side of the house to the other.
“It started from outside the house, came through his wall and it hit him, then went through the (bathroom wall),” said Dorman. “It went through the other bedroom, went through the living room, (and) landed there on the living room side.”
Dorman said she went with her brother to the hospital. She said Amos was shot in the arm.
After initially surviving the shooting, OSBI said Amos died two months later in June 2020.
Family said Amos had no enemies and neither do they.
“He (Jimmy) is well known and if he sees somebody, he’ll wave at them, they’ll wave back and he’ll tell us that’s my friend,” said Dorman.
OSBI is working to figure out who the intended target was in the drive-by shooting.
“We need the public’s help for that because right now we are really needing some information,” said Brook Arbeitman, spokeswoman for the OSBI.
Family said there isn’t a day that goes by where they don’t think of Amos, especially around the holidays. Answers, following their brother’s death, would mean the world.
“He’s laying over at the cemetery and I imagine he’s not resting,” said Dorman. “If I don’t get this done and settled, he will never rest.”
The OSBI is asking the public for any information that may be helpful in the investigation.
If you know anything or saw anything back in April 2020, please contact the OSBI at (800) 522-8017 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tips will remain anonymous.