A 15-year-old suspect has been arrested on a second-degree murder complaint in connection with the shooting death of Cordea Carter, a 16-year-old student from Midwest City High School. The arrest warrant was issued on Tuesday night following an investigation into the incident that occurred during a Choctaw football game.
Witnesses reported seeing the suspect arguing with Carter before the suspect allegedly ran up behind him while holding a black gun in both hands and began shooting. One of the bullets struck Carter, who later died on the way to the hospital.
Authorities, including the Choctaw Police Department, Oklahoma City Police Department, US Marshals, and the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office warrant team, apprehended the juvenile suspect involved in the shooting. The suspect, whose name has not been released, is set to be arraigned on September 13 at 1:30 p.m.
The investigation revealed that the suspect had sustained a head injury during the incident and was treated by the Choctaw Fire Department in the weight room. The suspect is believed to have no affiliation with any educational institution.
In a separate incident during the same football game, an off-duty Del City officer, working as security, fired his service weapon, hitting a 42-year-old man in the chest. The man is currently in good condition at the hospital. A young girl was also shot in the leg but has since been released from the hospital. The investigation into these incidents is ongoing.
Chief Kelly Marshall of the Choctaw Police Department emphasized the importance of citizens feeling safe and assured residents and students that measures are being taken to ensure their security. The upcoming Choctaw game has been canceled, and next week’s homecoming event will proceed with enhanced safety measures.