Officer shoots teen after threatened with gun
OKLAHOMA CITY – Detectives are working to find out the true identity of a teen an OKC police officer shot after the teen pulled a gun.
It happened at S.W. 59th St. and Agnew just before 10 p.m. Sunday.
Crime tape and police lights surrounded the parking lot near Orlyn Webber’s restaurant after a car chase ended with an officer shooting an armed teenager.
“It’s still scary because it’s happening all over town,” Webber said.
This makes the seventh officer involved shooting this year involving Oklahoma City police, up one from 2011.
It started when police said they tried to pull over a teen for reckless driving.
Investigators said three men bailed out of the car while it was moving on Agnew and S.W. 59th St.
The teen driver pulled a gun on police and an officer shot him in the parking lot.
Paramedics took the teen to the hospital and police said they took the other two into custody.
Police said one of the passengers, 19-year-old Ragael Zermeno, was arrested for outstanding felony warrants.
Perhaps more concerning than another officer involved shooting, the ages of the gunmen.
“Teenagers and stuff like that with them pulling guns is kind of scary all these kids are underage and got guns,” Webber said.
Capt. Dexter Nelson said three of the people who shot at or pulled guns on police in the past month were 14, 18 and 19.
“We know a lot of people get guns, by talking to them in interviews, by breaking into cars and homes,” Capt. Nelson said.
Meanwhile, the teen in the latest shooting is in critical condition.
Webber said he fears these officer-involved shootings will continue.
“Guns are on the street no matter what,” he said. “No matter what laws are passed, they’re gong to get them.”
Now he hopes to avoid another scene like this near his work.
Investigators said the officer involved in Sunday night’s shooting is 10-year police veteran Sgt. John Baker.
He is on paid administrative leave until the investigation is complete.