BETHANY, Okla. - Bethany police have arrested three people for shooting with intent to kill after a fight between two groups turned dangerous in front of the police department.
Around 1 a.m. on Tuesday morning, 911 dispatchers in Bethany received a frantic call for help from a driver.
“They’re chasing me right now,” the caller said.
“We’re trying to get away from them. They’re still behind us on 39th Expressway,” said another person in the vehicle.
Police said it all started as a fight between two groups at the Williamsburg Apartments, located along N.W. 23rd St.
“This is an ongoing dispute between the parties, so they knew who was following them and were afraid what they were going to do,” said Bethany Deputy Police Chief John Reid.
At that point, the dispatcher directed them to head to the Bethany Police Department.
“They’re not going to follow us to the station, ya’ll,” said one of the people in the car on the 911 call.
However, the victims were mistaken.
The suspects continued the chase and started firing, hitting the car one time, right on the street in front of the Bethany Police Department.
An officer traveling eastbound on N.W. 36th St. actually heard it happen as the two cars passed him going the other direction.
“And, then, he heard what he believed to be three gunshots,” Reid said. “Victim’s vehicle was hit once, so we have two rounds unaccounted for. And, at this point in time, we’re not sure where they ended up.”
Luckily, no one was hit by the gunfire.
Police stopped the alleged suspect's vehicle right in front of their department and arrested Dorien Jackson, Kerale Carolina and Derrick Foster.
A potentially very dangerous situation ended without any injuries.
“Luckily, the victims called us, listened to instructions, and we had officers close in the area and were able to get this shut down pretty quick,” Reid said.
Police said all three suspects are facing charges of shooting with intent to kill.