Manhunt Underway for Suspect in Shooting of Deputy and Killing of Bystander in Garvin County, Oklahoma

Manhunt Underway for Suspect in Shooting of Deputy and Killing of Bystander in Garvin County, Oklahoma

Law enforcement agencies are actively searching for 25-year-old Kameron Jenkins in connection with the shooting of a deputy and the killing of a bystander in Garvin County, Oklahoma. The suspect, Kameron Jenkins, is considered armed and dangerous. Multiple law enforcement agencies are involved in the search, which extends to neighboring counties. Today is the third day of the search for Jenkins.

The incident occurred near Exit 60 on I-35 when Deputy Sean Steadman attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a Volkswagen Jetta. After the vehicle failed to stop, Steadman performed a tactical vehicle intervention to halt the Jetta. Gunfire was exchanged between Jenkins and Steadman during the altercation. Tragically, Gwaun Frierson, a passenger in a dump truck traveling northbound on I-35, was struck and killed by the gunfire.

Deputy Steadman sustained a gunshot wound to the chin and was airlifted to an Oklahoma City hospital. Fortunately, he is expected to make a full recovery. The Garvin County Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies are actively following leads and tips in their search for Jenkins. They are urging the public to report any suspicious activity or missing items on their properties.

Kameron Jenkins has a history of violent crimes and is currently on probation for offenses including Assault and Battery with a Deadly Weapon and Maiming dating back to 2016. He was released from prison in March 2023 for another Maiming charge from 2019. Jenkins is also involved in a prostitution case, according to court documents.
Law enforcement officials are reminding residents to exercise caution as Jenkins remains at large. A reward of up to $11,000 is being offered for information leading to his arrest. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling 405-235-7300 or 1-855-211-STOP, or through the OKC Crime Stoppers website.

The search for Jenkins is ongoing, and law enforcement agencies are utilizing all available resources, including searching the Washita River.

Author: CrimeDoor

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