More charges expected against suspect in Oklahoma City shooting

The man charged in last month's fatal shooting of an Oklahoma City convenience store clerk is being investigated on several counts related to a shooting last week in the city.
BY MICHAEL MCNUTT mmcnutt@opubco.com Published: August 20, 2013
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Charges from another shooting are anticipated against a man charged with last month's fatal shooting of an Oklahoma City convenience store clerk.

Bail was denied Monday for Darrien Hasmii Clark, 26, who is charged in Oklahoma County District Court with armed robbery and first-degree murder in the death of Habib Hajimirzaei, 62.

A Sept. 5 court date was set for Clark during a video appearance from the Oklahoma County jail. He is charged with the July 23 fatal shooting of Hajimirzaei during a robbery at 4 Seasons Gas & Food store, 13 NW 63.

Oklahoma County Special Judge Russell Hall told Clark that he faces additional charges from a shooting last week.

A probable cause affidavit filed Monday in Oklahoma County District Court states Clark is being investigated for shooting with intent to kill, assault with a dangerous weapon while wearing a mask, robbery with a dangerous weapon, pointing a firearm and possession of a firearm.

The charges stem from a shooting Thursday at 6453 N Peniel Ave. Oklahoma City police said Garland G. Lenoir IV was shot after he opened his door to meet a man he knew.

Bethany police spotted and followed a driver who matched a description of the shooter. The man, later identified by police as Clark, crashed his car and was taken into custody.

Clark was linked to the July convenience store slaying after a woman called officers and said he looked like a photo of the killer she saw on television, according to the affidavit.

Tests done on .40-caliber bullet casings found at both shooting scenes indicated they were fired from the same pistol, according to the affidavit.

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