One Dead, Suspect in Custody After Shooting at Oklahoma Community College

One Dead, Suspect in Custody After Shooting at Oklahoma Community College

According to Midwest City, Oklahoma’s police chief, a suspect has been apprehended in connection with a shooting at Rose State College that left one person dead.

Reporters were told by Chief Sid Porter that the victim and suspect “are acquainted through a domestic situation.”

According to the authorities, the suspect approached the wife of the victim and the 20-year-old male victim as they were leaving the school’s humanities building and started firing.

Officers tasked with patrolling the school had heard allegations of a person being shot; they went to the scene and discovered the suspect, Porter said.

According to a police press release, witnesses were able to positively identify the shooter, who put his “gun into a backpack” after opening fire.

When cops met him, the suspect, according to the authorities, “got down on his knees, raised his hands, and stated he surrendered.”

The tweet below confirms the news:

According to internet documents, the suspect is being detained in the Oklahoma County jail and is charged with first-degree murder. It’s unknown if he has legal representation.

The victim was not identified by police.

Porter praised the “fantastic job” that the staff and students at the community college east of Oklahoma City did in responding to the situation. He said that a practice active shooter drill took place on campus recently.

According to its website, Rose State College is a public, two-year institution. It offers more than 60 academic programs and more than 13,000 students.

Earlier today, Rose State College posted on Twitter that there was an active shooter incident on campus. “Please take cover where you are and heed any orders given by police enforcement. More details will be provided when they become available.

Later, the lockdown was removed.

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Rose State College 16CNN has gotten in touch with the Midwest City Police Department, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the mayor’s office, and Rose State College to find out additional details.

After the lockdown ended, people were ordered to leave the school.

“Please avoid the area south of Humanities and Administration Building. All activities and classes for the remainder of Monday, April 24 are cancelled,” a tweet from the college said.

The campus will also be closed Tuesday, the school said, adding in a subsequent tweet it is working to provide counseling services for people who need it.

 

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