In an emotional hearing, a judge denied bail Wednesday for a man accused of fatally shooting another man in a Target parking lot.
Family of the victim cursed the defendant, called him a murderer and said they hope he never gets out of prison.
The attorney for David Edward Bloebaum had requested bail be set at $10,000 for his client, who is charged with one count of first-degree murder and two counts of carrying a firearm. He will continue to be held in the Oklahoma County jail.
“I don't find any special circumstances that would warrant a bond,” Oklahoma County District Judge Kenneth C. Watson said.
Jasen Yousif, 29, was killed about 4:30 p.m. Sept. 28 in the parking lot of Target, 13924 N Pennsylvania Ave. Police said road rage may have triggered the deadly shooting.
Yousif tried to flee before being shot multiple times, according to a probable cause affidavit and surveillance video.
Prosecutor Tom Schurr told the judge Bloebaum shot Yousif five times without getting out of his vehicle. He called Bloebaum, who has a prior road rage conviction, a danger to the community.
“He is clearly following the victim into the (parking lot) … and murdered him in cold blood,” Schurr said.
Bloebaum, 57, was arrested at the scene after telling police he shot Yousif.
Bloebaum's attorney, Carson L. Carter III, asked the judge to set bail because he said incarceration is a hardship for his client's family. Bloebaum's wife is confined to a wheelchair with arthritis.
“It is a huge burden because she needs so much care,” Carter said.
The victim's family was satisfied with the judge's decision to deny bail.
“I hope he will die in jail,” said a woman believed to be Yousif's mother.
The victim's aunt, who was removed from the courtroom for using expletives when Bloebaum walked in the courtroom, called the defendant a “murderer” when he left in handcuffs and shackles.