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Charges in Choctaw High School shooting increased to first-degree murder

By Ryan Horton
Choctaw Times

According to court documents filed Sept. 8, charges against the 15-year-old who allegedly shot and killed a 16-year-old and injured several others at Choctaw’s football home opener against Del City have changed from second-degree murder to first-degree murder.

The juvenile male was arrested Aug. 30.

The shooting happened about 10:10 p.m., Aug. 25 during the third quarter of a Choctaw vs. Del City football game. Shots were fired near the visitor seating area on the northeast side of Bill Jensen Field.

Police say Cordae Carter, 16, was shot in the groin/upper thigh area following an argument that escalated. He was transported to OU Medical Center where he died from the injury.
A 42-year-old man was shot in the chest by an off-duty Del City police officer, who was working security during the game. The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office is investigating that portion of the shooting.

A third victim, a 15-year-old female, was shot in the leg. She was treated and released the night of the shooting.
Authorities say neither Carter or his alleged shooter attended Choctaw or Del City schools.

An Oklahoma City officer patrols the track just outside the crime scene Aug. 25. (PHOTO BY RYAN HORTON)

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