UPDATE: Del City 16-year-old boy arrested for shooting 17-year-old boy at Moore party
DEL CITY, Okla. – A 16-year-old Del City boy has been arrested and is expected to be charged as an adult with felony first-degree murder Monday.
Moore police said the shooting happened in the 100 block of Kelly Drive in Moore.
They said both the suspect, 16-year-old Brajuan Napoleon, and victim, 17-year-old Alex Matlock, had been at a party at a house on the street.
Gage K. didn’t want us to use his full name but said he was hosting a small get together for a couple friends when several people showed up that he didn’t know.
“I had a few friends over and I guess the word got out that there was supposed to be a party here and a bunch of people, which I don’t know, showed up,” he said.
Gage said he started making everyone leave his house.
“I finally got everyone out and then I hear a gunshot,” he said. “I was scared for myself. I was scared that these people are mad at me for getting them out of the house.”
“When officers arrived, they observed a juvenile male with one gunshot wound to the chest,” Moore Police Sgt. Jeremy Lewis said.
Police said the 17-year-old later died at the hospital and they tracked down the 16-year-old boy at his home in Del City.
Frances Brown’s bedroom window faces the street where the teenager died.
“It’s just young boys with no supervision,” Brown said.
Brown heard the gunshot and saw the victim lying on the ground.
“There’s one life gone and another life messed up forever because of that,” she said. “It’s a shame. They’re just young boys.”
“It didn’t need to happen,” Gage said. “No one deserved to die and I didn’t ask for this and neither did he and I didn’t want any of this to happen.”
A memorial fund in the name of Alex Matlock has been set up at Bancfirst. You can make donations at any Bancfirst location to help us lay him to rest.