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Oklahoma news briefs for Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012

Oklahoma news briefs for Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.
Published: November 28, 2012
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OKLAHOMA CITY

Police search for gunman

Police are looking for a gunman who shot one person Tuesday. The person was shot about 3 p.m. at the Emerald Court Apartments, 4746 NW 23. The victim was taken to OU Medical Center and was in critical condition Tuesday evening, police said. Police have a person of interest in custody, but have made no arrests.

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TULSA

Man awaits

sentencing

A 32-year-old man has pleaded no contest to first-degree murder in a fatal shooting that happened a decade ago in Turley. Jonathan Choate entered the blind plea Monday in Tulsa County. Choate will be sentenced Jan. 29 in the October 2002 fatal shooting of Mario Ibarra-Ordonez. Investigators say Ibarra-Ordonez was shot repeatedly in the back. An affidavit alleges that the shooting was drug-related. Prosecutors did not charge Choate in the fatal shooting until May 2010 after investigators revisited the case. Attorneys say Choate does not have an agreement with prosecutors and faces life in prison — either with or without the possibility of parole.

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