Local 7-Eleven Employee Accused Of Pulling Gun On Customer, Assaulting OKC Officer


Wednesday, November 10th 2021, 5:18 pm


OKLAHOMA CITY -

Oklahoma City police arrested a 7-Eleven worker on Tuesday after she was accused of pulling a gun on a customer and assaulting an officer.

Police booked Lakesha Brown, 27, into the Oklahoma County Detention Center and arrested her on a complaint of assault and battery on an officer.

Brown is accused of punching the officer in the face three times and kicking him when he was handcuffing her.

Police were called shortly after noon to the 7-Eleven on NW 23rd Street and MacArthur Boulevard. A customer called 911 and said a clerk pulled a gun on her.

“The altercation with her and the other female had nothing to do with work,” said Oklahoma City police Master Sgt. Gary Knight.

The other woman and the employee were continuing an argument that started on Facebook about Brown's husband. The customer claimed Brown pulled out a gun and pointed it at her.

“It appeared the woman were simply fighting over a man they were both interested in,” said Knight. 

Brown went to her car when the responding officer found her. The officer said they saw a gun case in her front seat.

The report stated the officer asked Brown to get out of her car, but she refused. That was when police said Brown turned violent.

“He ended up trying to remove her from the car,” said Knight. “She put up a fight. Ended up punching him several times in the face before breaking free and running inside the store.”

Officers had to use OC spray to arrest Brown.

Brown has not been formally charged by the Oklahoma County district attorney’s office.

Brown later told officers the woman pulled a knife on her and that was why she got her gun. 

A spokesperson from corporate 7-Eleven released the following statement about the incident:

"We have been made aware of this incident and will cooperate with authorities throughout their investigation.”