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Two men in fatal shooting incident didn't know one another, Oklahoma City police say

David Bloebaum, the man arrested on murder complaint after a shooting at a northwest Oklahoma City parking lot, was convicted of pointing a firearm at a family's car in the past, records show. Police say road rage may have sparked the Friday shooting.
by Juliana Keeping Published: October 1, 2012

Road rage may have sparked a fatal shooting in a northwest Oklahoma City parking lot between two men who did not know each other, police said Monday.

“There were witnesses that said the two drivers were driving aggressively with one possibly chasing the other,” Master Sgt. Gary Knight said.

Jasen Yousif, 29, was killed about 4:30 p.m. Friday in the parking lot of Target, 13924 N Pennsylvania Ave. David Bloebaum, 57, was arrested on a murder complaint shortly after the shooting.

Sources said a knife was found at the scene.

Past incidents

It's not the first time Bloebaum has been accused of pointing a weapon.

Bloebaum was sentenced after a road rage incident in 2005 in which he pointed a firearm at a family's car as it traveled with two small children, according to court records and a police incident report.

He received a two-year deferred sentence on the firearm charge, according to the state Corrections Department.

The victims in the 2005 case told police Bloebaum cut them off as they drove on Lake Hefner Parkway, nearly causing an accident. The driver called a Century 21 number listed on a poster on Bloebaum's car and the two began to argue.

Bloebaum pointed a handgun at the car when the victim's vehicle pulled up next to Bloebaum's car near Interstate 44 and NW 10, the incident report states. Bloebaum denied pointing the gun at the time but told police he received a phone call from an irate male who stated he was following him, the incident report states.

Oklahoma City police also arrested Bloebaum on a complaint of assault and battery in November 1991. He has had contact with police more than 40 times since 1990, Capt. Dexter Nelson said. Those contacts include incidents where he was a victim of obscene phone calls, threats, assault and battery and larceny. He was involved in several car accidents, records show.

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by Juliana Keeping
Enterprise Reporter
Juliana Keeping is on the enterprise reporting team for The Oklahoman and Keeping joined the staff of The Oklahoman in 2012. Prior to that time, she worked in the Chicago media at the SouthtownStar, winning a Peter Lisagor Award...
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