Family Searching For Answers After Man Shot While Riding Horse

Wednesday, June 1st 2022, 9:03 pm


A mother makes a heartfelt plea for mercy nine days after her son was gunned down.  

The 22-year-old was riding a horse in Oklahoma City when he was shot and killed. 

With no arrests made, Neko McMahan's family is consumed with grief and questions. 

His four-year-old son is trying to understand why his father isn't coming home. 

From the day baby Eli came into the world, a young Neko McMahan showered his son with love. 

“He stepped up when he had his son, it changed everything, it put a light in his eyes,” said Neko’s mother Shelley McMahan. 

For the past four years Neko’s mom said the two were inseparable, 

“If he moved, he was right behind him, that was his little shadow,” said McMahan. 

May 22 everything changed. 

“It's hard for a four-year-old to understand what's going on. I think it really bothers him when his dad doesn't show up,” said McMahan. 

“Look at what you've done to this family! Own up to it, and turn yourself in and be a man,” said Eli’s grandfather Ward Grisham.             

According to Ward Grisham, Neko and a friend were riding their horses near NE 41st St. and Lenox Ave. when Neko was shot. 

“I said okay, I’ll see you later, I love you, be careful. He said I love you too, I'll be back, and he never came back,” said McMahan. 

The hardworking man now gone, and the person responsible a mystery. 

“Just speak up because they took a soul that didn't have to be taken, he had his whole life ahead of him,” said McMahan. 

And while gone physically, Eli's mother Madi Grisham said Neko's presence is forever. 

“It kind of hurt, looking at him, but a good hurt, it makes me realize I have a part of him because of this one,” said Eli’s mother Madi Grisham.   

“Eli will know his dad, I can promise you that,” said Ward Grisham.             

If you know anything about the case, contact police. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help with funeral expenses.