NOTE: The two suspects who were arrested are minors, a detail not included in the information Oklahoma City police provided on social media. A police official confirmed that the suspects are juveniles. Their pictures have been removed from the article in light of this new information. Both face a felony drive-by shooting charge.
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Oklahoma City police apprehended two suspects after a drive-by shooting in Northeast Oklahoma City on Tuesday.
A patrol officer spotted a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed near the Broadway Extension and Hefner Road, according to an Oklahoma City Police Department social media post.
“This vehicle matched the description given in an earlier drive-by shooting in NE OKC,” the post states. “The vehicle took a quick exit after seeing the patrol car.”
The officer pursued the suspect’s vehicle until the suspect struck a curb and lost a tire.
The driver fled on foot, but was soon located and captured following assistance from a police helicopter and the department’s Violent Crimes Apprehension Team, according to the post.
The helicopter crew led officers to a gun that the suspect tossed while fleeing, the post states.
A second suspect was taken into custody without resistance.