OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Authorities say one man has been taken into custody after allegedly killing a reported car thief.
Around 7:30 p.m. on July 3, Oklahoma City police were called to the area of S.W. 59th and S. Francis Ave. on a multi-vehicle crash.
When police arrived at the scene, they learned that a driver involved in the crash was driving a stolen vehicle, which had been taken just moments before the crash.
The driver, who was identified as 35-year-old Rickie Clark, was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
Investigators learned that Clark had been shot one time while stealing the vehicle.
Authorities say the owner of the vehicle, 33-year-old William French, had fired one round at Clark as he was driving away.
French was arrested and booked on a first-degree murder complaint.
Officials say the investigation is in the early stages.
If you have any information on the case, call the Homicide Tip Line at (405) 297-1200.