Man Dies After SW OKC Drive-By Shooting

Sunday, April 18th 2021, 10:07 pm


Police say a man died Sunday Sunday following a drive-by shooting outside of a metro convenience store.  

The shooting happened near Southwest 22nd Street and South Portland Avenue.

According to police, there was a commotion between multiple suspects and victim outside Portland Food Mart just moments before the shooting.

"Information we have now is that it was some type of a mutual argument, and it evolved into a shooting," Oklahoma City Police Department Lt. Mike Norris said.

Witnesses said they heard two separate sets of shots from each direction of the store. According to investigators, the victim was then taken to a relative's house where police found him.

"He (The victim) was transported to the OU Trauma Center where he is in extremely critical condition," Norris said.

The victim was pronounced dead at the hospital, police said.

While on scene, officers found two guns on the street which they believe were used during the shooting. As they continued piecing evidence together, they spotted another clue.

"A block and a half, two blocks away was a vehicle we believe to be the suspect vehicle loaded down with four males," Norris said. "Those individuals have also been taken into custody and they're being held pending questioning."

Police said the Violent Crimes Apprehension Team received information from witnesses about the witness, identified as 15-year-old Gabriel De La Rosa.

Police located De La Rosa's vehicle, conducted a traffic stop, and took him into custody. He was booked into the Oklahoma County Detention Center on a complaint of first-degree murder, according to authorities.