Man accused of smiling while recklessly opening fire in a crowded area
OKLAHOMA CITY — Six people were involved in a close call of a man allegedly shooting recklessly at an auto body shop in Oklahoma City Tuesday.
The owner of the auto body shop in the 2400 block of S.W. 29th., Michelle Ramirez, says one of her employees failed to make payments on a vehicle she was selling to him. Ramirez claims she asked 30-year-old Genaro Cuadros several times to make payments or she would take the vehicle back into her custody, but he refused.
Reports say before Ramirez took custody of the vehicle, Cuadros removed a silver handgun from the center console and stuffed it into the back of his waistband.
Cuadros became “irate” and started “making verbal threats,” saying, “You don’t know what you got yourselves in to,” according to police.
That’s when the man pulled the gun from his waistband, pointed it at another bystander at the auto shop, and pulled the trigger, according to police.
Ramirez says the gunman was laughing and smiling as he shot the gun.
He then allegedly shot the gun several times in the direction of six people; police say he didn’t actually hit any of them.
All of the victims ran into a small room as Cuadros continued to open fire, but then his gun allegedly malfunctioned.
When police arrived and questioned Cuadros, he said he had been at work and had no issues with anyone at the auto body shop.
Genaro Cuadros was arrested and transported to the Oklahoma County Jail.