Man Accused Of Attempting To Shoot & Kill Tecumseh Teen, Threatening Officers

Thursday, October 14th 2021, 11:13 pm
By: Clayton Cummins

TECUMSEH, Oklahoma -

A Maud man is behind bars after police said he attempted to shoot and kill a teenager Sunday.

Tecumseh police were called to the 200 block of Liza Lane following a reported shooting.

“Somebody called in, shot fired,” Tecumseh Police Chief J.R. Kidney said. “When the officers arrived over there, they met with the victim who knew the suspect.”

Investigators said Marvell Hopkins, 20, drove by, got out of a vehicle and shot at a minor. Hopkins then left the scene.

Shortly following the shooting, police said Hopkins called the victim using the Snapchat app. A Tecumseh police detective answered the call.

“The officer was actually able to talk to him (Hopkins) on the telephone and then he made several threats to the officer that he wasn’t afraid of officers and that he would harm an officer if they came looking for him,” Kidney said.

According to court records, Hopkins told the officer, “I don’t care who the f--k you are. I will shoot you too, you have no idea who you are talking to,” among making other threats and using a racial slur towards the victim.

Officers knew they needed to move quick.

“If he is already willing to fire a shot at somebody here in our town and then make threats to the police, he is probably a danger to society period,’ Kidney said.

Hopkins was located near Seminole and was running from police.

Kidney said Hopkins got into an altercation with family.

The Seminole Police Department and deputies from the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office helped get Hopkins into custody with no further violence.

“(If) they’re going to make threats like that and they’ve already fired a weapon at somebody, you can’t take any more chances,” Kidney said. “You need to get that person apprehended, get them behind bars.”

Hopkins is in the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center on a $100,000 bond.