NW OKC Man Shot In Leg After Unrelated Argument Outside Leads To Gunfire At An Apartment Complex

Tuesday, March 9th 2021, 5:19 pm
By: Jennifer Pierce


Oklahoma City police are looking for a woman they said fired a gun on Monday night into a northwest Oklahoma City apartment. As of Tuesday, no arrests were made.

An innocent bystander was shot after a bullet came through his family’s apartment. 

Oklahoma City police were called to the Apex Apartments near Northwest 5th and Council Road.

“Some neighbors had been in a fight,” said Master Sgt. Gary Knight, Oklahoma City Police Department. “An argument with each other for apparently two or three hours.”

Larry Miller, his wife and two children live next door and heard it all. Miller was standing near his kitchen when the couple's argument turned violent. His wife called 911.  

Caller: “Next thing we know, we hear a shot rang off. I see the hole now through the door. It hit my husband in the leg, he walking around right now, limping. I’m kind of scared, I have children in the house.

“Gunshots went off,” Miller said. “At this time, I knew I was hit. I felt a burning sensation in my leg.”

The bullet came flying through his dining room wall only moments after his daughter was playing in the same area. Another went through the neighbor's window.

“Before the gunshot hit,” said Miller. “She just ran past and boom it could have hit her.”

Miller said his family has only lived in the apartments for one week and this was the second shooting. This time it came too close for comfort.

Miller was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound near his hip and released the same night.

“She could have taken one of mines out,” said Miller. “Most definitely reckless with guns.”

Miller was thankful to have his family by his side as he recovers, knowing the outcome could have been much different.

“You know at any moment, any moment,” said Miller. “You can leave. Cherish every moment, cherish every moment.”

Miller told police he ran out of the apartment after he was shot and saw two cars leave; a white pickup and green Buick.