Police Search For Shooter Behind Killing Of OKC 17-Year-Old

Monday, February 22nd 2021, 5:17 pm
By: Jennifer Pierce


Oklahoma City police are looking for a suspect after a 17-year-old was killed over the weekend. The teenager was shot multiple times inside a home on the northwest side of the city.

Police said on Monday there were several people inside the home near west Wilshire Boulevard and North Robinson Avenue when the teenager was shot.

However, witnesses did not give investigators many details.

Even neighbors near the shooting scene were reluctant to speak on camera.

“I just saw police officers going across my yard,” said Ms. Scott, neighbor. “Then I went out and looked out and saw next door, then I saw them bring someone out on a gurney.”

The witness said her normally quiet street turned into a crime scene Saturday morning.

“When officers arrived they found a juvenile, a teenager there who had been shot multiple times,” said Master Sgt. Gary Knight, Oklahoma City Police Department. “He was transported to OU Medical Center where, sadly, he passed away as a result of his injuries.”

Police said the 17-year-old victim did not live at the home where the shooting happened. Neighbors were heartbroken when they learned a young life was taken.

“I said ‘Oh no,'” said Scott. “Not next door. Some parent just lost they child, sad.” 

Investigators have the victim identified but will not release his name until the family has been notified. They are also on the lookout for the suspect and want to know why they resorted to gun violence.

“You don’t know, may never know,” said Scott. “But sad situation.”

Anyone with information that could lead them to the shooter or what happened inside the home is asked to call the homicide tip line at 405-297-1200.