Morgan Stanley Seeks Restraining Order Against Employee Arrested For Shooting

Wednesday, July 6th 2022, 10:56 pm


Financial company Morgan Stanley filed a petition for a restraining order Tuesday against former employee Leonard Bernstein, 90, who was arrested Thursday for allegedly shooting a coworker. 

The company asked the court to prohibit Bernstein from approaching Morgan Stanley employees, customers, any company property in Oklahoma and the shooting victim. 

Oklahoma City police arrested Bernstein during a traffic stop shortly after the shooting Thursday afternoon.

Related: Man, 90, Accused Of Shooting Business Partner Inside Local Morgan Stanley Office

Witnesses told officers they saw Bernstein enter a coworker’s office and fire a handgun more than once.

Bernstein had been handing over his accounts to the victim prior to the shooting because of his declining health, according to an Oklahoma City police probable cause affidavit. 

A Morgan Stanley spokesperson said Bernstein rejoined the company 11 months prior to the incident. For most of that time, he was “partners” with the victim, according to the affidavit. 

"We are cooperating with the authorities and our thoughts are with our employee," the company spokesperson said.

Body camera footage shows officers arrested Bernstein without incident. He posted a $50,000 bond and has yet to be formally charged by the Oklahoma County District Attorney’s Office. 

The shooting victim also filed a request for a restraining order against Bernstein Tuesday. 

A relative of Bernstein told News 9 “no comment” in a phone call Tuesday.