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Police identify Oklahoma City gunshot victim.
Published: April 6, 2013

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Gunshot victim identified

Police have released the name of a man who died of a gunshot wound Thursday at a shopping center in northwest Oklahoma City. Kevin Henderson Jr., 27, was shot outside a business at 5916 NW 16. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, police report. No arrests have been made. Anyone with information can call the homicide tip line at 297-1200. According to court records, Henderson has a criminal record that includes a felony conviction for pointing a firearm at another. That conviction was related to the 2011 shooting death of Darrall Love, 22, who was shot to death after an argument at an apartment complex at 3947 NW 9. Henderson was one of three people charged with murder in the case. The other two defendants pleaded guilty to manslaughter, while Henderson pleaded guilty to the gun charge. Murder charges were dismissed.


Bail set in bomb threat case

A judge Friday agreed to set bail at $100,000 for a man accused of making a bomb threat that led to the evacuation of the state Capitol. Eric Randolph Thompson, 45, and Whittni Nikole Butts, 19, are charged with two counts each of telephoning a bomb threat and one count each of conspiracy. Thompson had Butts call in a bomb threat on the Governor's Mansion using the name of his ex-girlfriend in a scheme to get even with the woman, court records show. Gov. Mary Fallin was in her office at the Capitol when the threat was made Feb. 1. She ordered the building be evacuated. More than 1,000 people, including 500 schoolchildren, were at the Capitol at the time, officials said. The caller also made a bomb threat to a nursing home where the ex-girlfriend worked, records show. Thompson had been held without bail. Butts is out on bail.

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