KANSAS CITY — After three individuals were shot during a high school football game last Friday, one of them died, authorities said a juvenile was detained on Wednesday.
According to The Associated Press, authorities said on Wednesday that a 15-year-old boy had been detained after a 16-year-old was shot and murdered last Friday during a high school football game.
The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office announced at a press conference that they have been collaborating to apprehend the suspect with the United States Marshals, Choctaw Police Department, and Oklahoma City Police Department.
According to the AP, Oklahoma County Sheriff Tommie Johnson III stated that the youngster was brought into custody early on Wednesday morning. Johnson mentioned Choctaw.
Choctaw Police Chief Kelly Marshall said, “I’m confident that we have the prime suspect in custody,” but she would not elaborate further on the issue. Before any additional material is released, a lot more of this study needs to be done.
According to a press release from the Choctaw Police Department, the shooting happened just before 10:30 p.m. CDT at Bill Jensen Field on the Choctaw High School campus. The third quarter of the football game between Choctaw and the visiting Del City was when bullets were fired. According to KWTV, players were forced to flee the field as terrified spectators fled from the Del City side of the bleachers.
A 16-year-old male was killed in the shooting, according to Marshall. The chief declared that neither Choctaw High School nor Del City High School had produced the victim.
The 16-year-old was shot and murdered while two others were hurt; she was eventually identified as Cordea Carter by KFOR.
According to KWTV, a Del City cop who was working the football game as off-duty security for the Mid-Del School District allegedly shot a 42-year-old man.
According to Carter’s family, the man was shot while attempting to help break up the altercation, the news source reported. In addition, a 15-year-old girl was shot.
According to Marshall, two additional girls who were attempting to flee the scene were hurt, suffering fractured wrists and a broken leg.