OKLAHOMA CITY - Friends and loved ones of a man who was shot and killed following an argument about a PlayStation are speaking out, saying they're glad police made an arrest.
In October, police responded to the Will Rogers Courts complex near S.W. 15th and Pennsylvania Ave. on reports of a shooting.
Witnesses told police they saw 22-year-old Sasha Hamilton shoot two people before running from the scene. Sadly, one of the victims passed away from his injuries.
"It's not easy at all when you get news that somebody who's like your brother passed away. You just think it's a bad joke,” Jessica Cooper told News 4.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t a joke.
“Basically, where it happened, I was in the, I guess you can call it the apartment building, right in front of it. So, it was basically happening in my backyard, and I didn't even know. I didn't hear anything. I didn't hear the gunshots. I didn't hear the ambulance,” Cooper said.
A few hours later, she received the devastating news.
Cooper learned one of her best friends, Eugene Johnson, was allegedly shot by Hamilton following a fight. Hamilton also allegedly shot Jennifer Galindo, who is still recovering from serious injuries.
Johnson was transported to a nearby hospital but later died from his injuries.
“I have my breakdowns almost every day about it. I always see him on Facebook, stuff that I want to tag him in, funny memes and stuff,” Cooper said. “I'll tag him and be like, 'Look, Eugene, this is funny,' and I'll tag him, and he'll not write back and it hits me all over again.”
What is even more unsettling is the fight reportedly broke out because of some sort of disagreement over a PlayStation.
After over a month on the run, police were able to track Hamilton down and take her into custody.
It was a huge relief for Cooper, but she said even an arrest can’t erase the pain of losing her dear friend.
“I know he's watching over me. He's really our guardian angel, for anybody. Anybody that knew him, whether you were close with him or not, he's watching over you,” Cooper said.
Hamilton was booked into the Oklahoma County Jail on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and first-degree murder.
She is being held without bond.