|Two Oklahoma City men have been arrested in connection with the death of a Midwest City teen. On Friday around 1:40 p.m., officers were dispatched to a shots fired called in the 100 block of W. Michael Drive with someone lying in the roadway possibly injured. |
When they arrived, they found Keandre Jamel Bowser, 16, dead from gunshot wounds.
There were several witnesses to the shooting and all indicated a red Pontiac Grand Am just fled the scene with the suspects.
Detectives Kyle Crusoe and Tim Blanton located the owner of the car and interviewed her. During the interview it was learned that Morttellus Dashown Hill, 19, Oklahoma City and Christopher Michael Johnson Jr, 19, Oklahoma City were responsible for shooting. The suspect car, a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am, was recovered near the Oklahoma City Zoo.
Detectives Crusoe and Blanton applied for and received arrest warrants from Oklahoma County District Judge Don Deason for both Hill and Johnson.
Johnson was arrested walking near his home, 1828 NE 53rd Street last night. Hill was arrested at his home, 1817 NE 53rd Street early this morning. Oklahoma City Police Department assisted in the arrests.
Hill has been charged with Murder in the First Degree and there is no bond.
Johnson has been charged with Assessor to Commit a Felony after the Fact and his bond is $10,000.
“This homicide is not a reflection of our city but an indictment on our society,” Chief Brandon Clabes said. “Now, instead of resolving disputes in a civil manner these young adults resort to violence which is a direct correlation on how they are raised without character qualities or respect for life. We continue to talk about justice reform but it all starts with the family unit, if we don’t demand parents take responsibility in raising their children correctly we will never win the war on violent crime and senseless deaths. It is very frustrating for law enforcement,” Clabes added.