Oklahoma police have arrested a 15-year-old boy in connection with the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old during a high school game on Friday, August 25.
The incident occurred during the game’s third quarter, causing players and spectators to scramble for safety.
The young suspect was arrested early Wednesday, August 30, in the Oklahoma City suburb of Spencer, as reported by Oklahoma County Sheriff Tommie Johnson III.
The arrest was made without issues. The suspect’s identity has not been disclosed due to his age. The incident is being investigated by the Choctaw police.
At the same time, a parallel strand of the investigation revolves around a shot fired by an off-duty police officer.
This officer and another from Del City were on security duty at the event. The investigation seeks to understand the circumstances that led to the officer discharging his weapon.
Additionally, a 15-year-old girl suffered a leg wound, and a 42-year-old man is currently in intensive care due to a gunshot wound to the chest.
Sheriff Johnson clarified that the older victim’s injury was caused by the off-duty Del City officer’s firearm discharge.
As a result, both off-duty officers present at the scene have been placed on paid leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
While the reason behind the fatal shooting remains unclear, Choctaw Police Chief Kelly Marshall mentioned an altercation between two males prior to the shooting.
However, the nature of the disagreement and the identities of its participants are still unknown.
It remains uncertain whether the deceased 16-year-old, or the critically injured man had any role in the argument that preceded the shooting.