A man was shot in the back on Tuesday during a home invasion in northwest Oklahoma City, according to police officials. Witnesses said they heard the victim fighting with the suspects before they heard gunshots around 5 a.m. near Northwest 34th and MacArthur Boulevard.
“There’s gunshots all the time, it’s just this time it hit somebody,” said an unnamed witness.
The witness said the victim was her ex-boyfriend, 25-year-old Keijuan Waller.
Police were called to check out gunshots heard at the northwest Oklahoma City apartment complex. They found Waller injured inside an apartment. He was shot in the back but was able to speak to officers.
“He said he was in pain,” said Capt. Valerie Littlejohn, with the Oklahoma City Police Department. “The officers were trying to get suspect information. He did not know who the suspect or suspects were and wasn’t able to provide any type of description or anything beyond that.”
An officer noted in the report he did not think Waller was completely forthcoming and possibly knew the suspects by their street names or had seen them in the area before.
Witnesses said they heard Waller fighting with someone just before the gunshots.
“I heard a fight and went to check on him and heard gunshots,” said the witness. “I ran the other way because I didn’t know where they were coming from.”
She thinks the fight had something to do with the victim's alleged involvement in previous burglaries.
“Because he kicked in a couple doors and just was breaking-in and stealing people’s stuff,” said the witness. “Everyone asked him to stop, and he wouldn’t.”
Waller was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Police said the bullet was lodged near his spine. Waller's friends are concerned he will have a long recovery.
“I just ask for everyone to pray for him,” said the witness.
Witnesses to the shooting can remain anonymous and report tips to Crime Stoppers tip line by calling -405-235-7300.