Search for suspect in deadly NW Oklahoma City shooting underway

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OKLAHOMA CITY – A homicide investigation is underway after one person was shot and killed in northwest Oklahoma City.

Police responded to the scene around 8 p.m. Wednesday at an apartment complex near N. Rockwell Ave. and NW Expressway.

According to police, the suspect went into the victim’s apartment waving a gun around.

When the victim, now identified as Sammy Atkinson Jr., 31,  allegedly tried to grab the suspect, the suspect fired a shot, hitting the victim.

Police say they found Atkinson Jr. dead inside his apartment.

It is unknown if Atkinson Jr. and the suspect knew each other.

Officials say the suspect was not wearing a shirt and is described as a black male with an afro.

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to call the homicide tip line at (405) 297-1200.


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