Teen arrested on complaint of firing gun at police officer in Oklahoma City

A teen has been arrested on a complaint of firing a gun at a police officer. The officer was not hit by gunfire
BY ROBERT MEDLEY AND JULIANA KEEPING Staff Writers Modified: September 19, 2012 at 6:00 pm •  Published: September 19, 2012

An Oklahoma City teen accused of firing a gun at police was jailed early Wednesday on two complaints of shooting with intent to kill.

Police said the teen, Kameron Lewis Jenkins, 14, had been fighting with his mother about 1:30 a.m. at 1509 Pettee Ave. The argument was over Jenkins' attendance of an upcoming juvenile court hearing, authorities said. The mother called 911 and stated her son was out of control and that he was armed, Oklahoma City police Capt. Dexter Nelson said.

An Oklahoma City police officer responding to the call found Jenkins standing in the middle of the roadway in the 1500 block of Westwood Alley. As the officer approached, the teen fired multiple shots and ran eastbound into a housing complex, Nelson said. The officer chased him on foot.

Another officer pulled into the complex and found the youth running with a gun in his hand. That officer fired at the teen, who continued to run eastbound and jumped over a fence.

Police apprehended Jenkins in a field between Pettee and Indiana avenues. The 6-foot-1, 150-pound youth fought with police during the arrest, officers said.

Jenkins was jailed at the Oklahoma County Juvenile Detention Center on two complaints of shooting with intent to kill. Jenkins is a student at SeeWorth Academy, an Oklahoma City alternative charter school, an Oklahoma City School District spokeswoman said.

Five officers were involved in the incident, though only one fired a weapon, Nelson said.

That officer will be placed on routine administrative leave pending an outcome of an internal investigation.

The youth has been arrested at least one prior time on a narcotics offense, Nelson said.


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