The Norman Transcript

Local news

March 7, 2013

Shots fired in central Norman

NORMAN — Norman police responded to shots fired near Boyd Street and Flood Avenue around 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Lt. Jay Callaghan said the suspect’s vehicle was a black Dodge Durango pickup truck. The vehicle was last seen traveling south on Flood Avenue.

Capt. Tom Easley, police spokesman, said there have been no reports of injuries and no shooting victims.

A homeowner at 621 S. Flood Ave. had placed a a microphone online for sale and someone had visited the residence to look at it, Easley said. The person, who was a male, asked the homeowner if he could take it out and show it to his girlfriend in the car, which the homeowner agreed to, he said.

The homeowner apparently became suspicious, went outside with a pistol and shot at the male as he began to drive away, with a passenger, in the black Dodge Durango. Easley said the homeowner fired at least twice.

“We detained the homeowner and are proceeding with the investigation,” Easley said. “The original theft suspects are still at large.”

As of early Wednesday evening, no arrests had been made. Detectives will continue to investigate the matter, Easley said.

A neighbor in the area said she heard two loud noises around 5 p.m.

“I thought, ‘My god, could that have been gun shots?’” she said.

About that time, a mother who was picking up her children at the Firehouse Art Center near the neighborhood asked the neighbor if she had called the police. The neighbor said the mother saw a man come out of the house, shoot at a vehicle and then get into his vehicle to chase after the man.

The neighbor said the mother also stopped police to talk to them about the incident.

The area where the incident took place was less than half a block away from McKinley Elementary School and less than two-and-a-half blocks away from Lions Park, where children were practicing soccer at the time of the shooting.

Jessica Bruha

366-3540

jbruha@normantranscript.com

 

For local news and more, subscribe to The Norman Transcript Smart Edition, or our print edition.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local news
  • Injury accident reported

    Transcript Staff Emergency crews responded to an injury accident around 10:20 p.m. Sunday in the 1000 block of 80th Avenue Southeast where there were reports of someone pinned. Several reports indicated a vehicle struck a tree causing one ...

    July 28, 2014

  • Migrant kids go to Mass

    The services have all the elements of a typical Sunday Mass — singing, scripture, a sermon, prayers, communion and worship....

    July 27, 2014

  • Prisons expand reach to bring training to more officers

    McALESTER — Joshua Drake once was offered the chance to be a corrections officer but turned it down because he didn’t want to leave his wife and aging parents for six weeks to train hundreds of miles away in El Reno....

    July 27, 2014

  • Storm victims face loan dilemma

    The tornadoes, flooding and hail that struck Oklahoma last year left hundreds of millions of dollars in property damage, causing many home and business owners to seek help in the form of low-interest federal loans....

    July 27, 2014

  • Norman North teen struck by freight train recovering with therapy

    A Norman North teen struck by a freight train in May is on the road to recovery and ready to get back to school after spending most of his summer in a hospital. Harrison Braddy, 16, has been staying busy with rehab and physical therapy ...

    July 27, 2014

  • SWIMMER Aquatic center could serve many community needs

    Michael Yoch could have been the kid with asthma sitting on the sidelines — could have been, but wasn’t. Michael had trouble running because of his asthma, which made it difficult to play soccer and many other sports his friends loved. ...

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Director leaves decade of memories

    Maureen Dolan is giving up the post as director of St. Joseph’s Early Childhood Development Center, fondly called “St. Joe’s” by the many parents whose pre-school children have spent their weekdays under her care over the past 10 years....

    July 27, 2014

  • Teen critical after rescue

    A 17-year-old Yukon male was transported to the hospital Sunday after a near drowning incident at Lake Thunderbird in the Party Cove area. Emergency crews responded to the lake after a report of a possible drowning around 5:30 p.m. ...

    July 27, 2014

  • County wreck fatal

    A Purcell man was killed in a single-vehicle wreck Saturday morning on Highway 77, north of Moffatt Road in Cleveland County. Keith Hedrick, 20, was pinned for about an hour and 45 minutes before the Slaughterville Fire Department was ...

    July 27, 2014

  • New library leaders

    The Pioneer Library System has familiar faces taking over leadership roles with its two hometown libraries....

    July 27, 2014