Three arrested in connection with Oklahoma City drive-by shooting

Oklahoma City police arrested Johnathan Bledsoe, 19, Elijah Crutcher, 18, and Tyrel James, 17, in connection with an April 16 drive-by shooting.
BY MATT DINGER Published: April 27, 2011

Police arrested three suspects of an April 16 drive-by shooting — two after they fled from a wrecked car Tuesday and a third at a school in northeast Oklahoma City.

Tyrel James, 17, was arrested at Justice Alma Wilson SeeWorth Academy on a warrant of using a vehicle to facilitate a drive-by shooting, Oklahoma City police Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow said.

Johnathan Bledsoe, 19, was arrested on a felony complaint of eluding an officer, possession of a controlled dangerous substance on school property and possession of a firearm of school property.

Elijah Crutcher, 18, was arrested on complaints of possession of a firearm on school property and possession of a controlled dangerous substance on school property.

Wardlow said investigators are determining whether an assault on an officer complaint will added since Bledsoe, who was driving the car that wrecked, may have attempted to hit an officer with the car.

She said all three are students at the academy, and that's where police went to find them. has disabled the comments for this article.



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