Man Killed In Garvin County Shooting Identified

The man killed in a Garvin County shooting was a nearby worker, according to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation.

Wednesday, October 4th 2023, 10:28 pm

By: News 9, Deanne Stein


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We now know the identity of the victim killed in the deadly shooting in Garvin County where a Cleveland County deputy was also shot.

According to the arrest affidavit, Deputy Sean Steadman was reportedly trying to pull Kameron Jenkins over along Interstate 35. The situation escalated, and eventually Steadman conducted a tactical vehicle intervention maneuver and caused Jenkins to stop, according to the arrest affidavit.

The affidavit also states that Steadman stopped his vehicle, facing Jenkins when shots were fired. Steadman was reportedly shot in the chin, and Jenkins fled the scene according to the affidavit. During the gunfire, Gwaun Fierson, a person in another vehicle was shot and killed, but the affidavit does not specify if it was Steadman or Jenkins' gunfire that caused this.

According to court documents, Gwaun Frierson was shot and killed while riding in the passenger side of a dump truck. He was travelling north on interstate 35 with Julion Diaz, who was not hurt.

Frierson was a nearby worker who was on the I-35 widening project when he was shot, according to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Frierson worked for Pioneer Transport, which is owned by Duit Holdings.

According to a person close to Frierson, who has asked to stay anonymous, the victim had just started working as a contractor for Pioneer Transport this week and was in training at the time of the shooting. The anonymous person said Frierson was in the passenger seat of the dump truck when he was shot.

Pioneer Transport, Inc. released this statement:

"Today, one of our employees at Pioneer Transport, Inc., suffered a fatal gunshot wound from crossfire in the officer-involved shooting in Garvin County. The event deeply saddens us. We are cooperating with law enforcement in their investigation of the crime scene. We are withholding the name of our employee pending notification to their family by authorities."

The injured deputy was transported via helicopter to OU Medical and has since been stabilized and is expected to recover.

According to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, the suspect is Kameron Jenkins. OSBI says Jenkins is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information is asked to contact 911.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation believes there could be a black Chevy pickup with a white trailer with the suspect, Kameron Jenkins, in the back of it.

Shots were fired near Ruppe Road and Interstate 35 according to the Sheriff. Authorities have gathered at three separate areas along I-35 and Ruppe Road.

Authorities have asked nearby residents to lock their doors and stay inside.

Authorities ask that if you have any tips or information to call this crime-stoppers number: 405-235-7300

This is a developing story. Refresh this page for updates.

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