MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (KFOR) – One person has been taken into custody after allegedly shooting at a crowd.
Around 8 p.m. on Sunday, Midwest City officers received a call about a disturbance involving a firearm at Joe B. Barnes Park.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found a group of people fighting.
Initially, investigators said one person fired shots at an officer, who returned fire.
According to a police affidavit, the officer told the suspect to put the gun down numerous times. That’s when “the defendant shot a round towards the crowd.”
When the suspect continued to refuse to put the gun down, an officer fired three rounds at him.
Investigators say the suspect took off running with the gun in his hand. He was ultimately arrested, and no one was hit by any of the rounds.
Officials arrested Ronnie Lee Norwood, Jr. on complaints of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and obstructing an officer.
The affidavit states that Norwood told investigators he fired “a warning shot” to scare the group of people, but said he fired it above their heads.