Teenage Suspect Pulled From Oklahoma River Following Deadly Double Shooting In SW OKC


Monday, August 9th 2021, 4:29 pm
By: Jennifer Pierce


OKLAHOMA CITY -

A 16-year-old was arrested on Saturday for allegedly shooting and killing a metro grandmother and her grandson.

Police caught Gustavo Peralta shortly after he abandoned a getaway car and jumped in the Oklahoma River. 

“I was at the store when it all happened,” said Julia Bennett, neighbor. “That’s all I seen was a bunch of police blocking it off.”

Bennett's neighbor's home near Southwest 49th Street and Ross Avenue turned into a crime scene over the weekend. Police responded to a shooting call at the home and found the body of 16-year-old Ramon Sosa.

Witnesses told police Peralta left the home in the victim's grandmother's car.

“Family members were following the suspect,” said Sgt, Dillon Quirk, Oklahoma City Police Department. 

Police said Peralta stopped in a parking lot near Southwest 5th Street and May Avenue by the Oklahoma River. Street officers and the police helicopter kept an eye on the teenager the entire time.

“At which point he was given commands, he fled on foot,” said Quirk. “Officers located our second victim inside the vehicle, the suspect vehicle, deceased.” 

The victim inside the car was identified as 52-year-old Angela Sosa. She was the teenage victim’s grandmother, according to police.

While investigators handled the second murder scene, the K-9s focused their attention on finding Peralta.

“Officers were able to locate our suspect who was almost completely submerged in the Oklahoma River aside from his nose and mouth,” said Quirk. “A K-9 unit was utilized to apprehend the suspect. He was booked into the Oklahoma County Detention Center on two counts of murder in the first degree.”

Police have not determined the motive behind the deadly shootings, but neighbors had their own suspicions.

“It’s messed up,” said Bennett. “As far as I know he had to been on some drugs.”

Investigators are still piecing everything together and they are not sure of the relationship between the accused shooter and the victims.