Alleged Fight Over Dogs Led To Southwest OKC Man’s Death

Monday, November 29th 2021, 8:10 pm


Oklahoma City police are investigating a fight over dogs that led to a man's death two days ago.

Police said Federico Flores, 40, died at the hospital Saturday.

Police and neighbors told News 9 that Flores’ death stemmed from a long-running dispute between neighbors. The friction reached a boiling point over the weekend.

One resident who did not want to go on camera said he knew something bad happened when he saw police cars on Southwest 51st near Walker Avenue.

“Saturday afternoon police responded to a medical emergency type call,” Oklahoma City Police Department Sgt. Dillon Quirk said.

The emergency involved Flores and he was rushed to the hospital in full arrest.

“I can’t go too much into specific injuries of what exactly occurred or what exactly he was in arrest from,” Quirk said. “But we do know he was suffering from a medical response.”

Police said Flores was involved in a fight with one of his neighbors.

“It appears it was possibly over some dogs or some noise disturbance,” Quirk said.  

Social media posts showed Flores was a proud dog owner, but neighbors said they often saw his pets out of the backyard, roaming the streets. The man's family did not want to comment about the investigation or the incident that ended his life.

Nobody next door answered for comment either.

“The investigation is still open, still early and ongoing,” Quirk said. “We haven’t made an arrest thus far.”

Police said it will be up to the Oklahoma County District Attorney's Office if anyone will face charges for Flores' death.