Oklahoma City police say woman injured by officers' gunfire
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A woman who was injured when two Oklahoma City police officers opened fire last week on a gun-wielding man was wounded as a result of the officers' gunfire, police said Monday.
Police initially said that 55-year-old Rolana Keeler was shot by her abductor, Elroy Barber, following a two-hour standoff with police outside a fast food restaurant. Barber, 60, died at the scene of the Christmas Eve shooting. Keeler was treated and released from a local hospital.
Police now say it appears Keeler was hit by fragments from an officer's bullet or from a piece of metal from the frame of the car after police opened fire on Barber, according to a police statement.
Capt. Larry Withrow said Barber had a gun aimed at Keeler when officers fired, but that a later investigation determined Barber's gun had not been fired.
"He was threatening her with a gun," Withrow said.
The shooting remains under investigation and the two officers are on paid administrative leave. Once the investigation is complete, the district attorney will determine if the shooting was legally justified.
Oklahoma authorities investigate county jail inmate's death
DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says it is investigating the death of a Stephens County jail inmate.
The OSBI said Raymond Smith, 31, died Saturday at a hospital in Duncan where he was taken after his cellmates reported that Smith had become disoriented while in a jail cell.
The OSBI said an ambulance was called when Smith's condition worsened and he was taken to Duncan Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead,
Smith had been arrested earlier in the day for driving with a suspended license and was booked into the jail in Duncan, about 70 miles (113 kilometers) southwest of Oklahoma City.
Man, 27, arrested after 1-year-old shot, wounded in Tulsa
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A 27-year-old Tulsa man was being held without bond Monday in connection with a shooting that left a 1-year-old toddler in critical condition, police said.
Javontay Jones was arrested on three complaints of shooting with intent to kill and one count of possession of a firearm after former conviction of a felony, jail records show.
Jones is accused of opening fire on an SUV Friday outside a Tulsa apartment complex with a man and woman inside, along with the 1-year-old child, Lt. Brandon Watkins said. One of the bullets struck the child, who was strapped in a car seat, Watkins said.
The child remained hospitalized on Monday, but Watkins said he was unsure if the baby's condition had improved.
Formal charges had not been filed Monday, and jail records don't indicate if Jones has an attorney.