Drugstore robber, convicted murderer back in Oklahoma County jail after being shot

Jevontai Ingram, 19, was shot in the head Tuesday night in a Moore apartment complex. He was jailed because a judge in April ordered him arrested when he failed to show up for a court hearing over his progress on probation.
by LeighAnne Manwarren Modified: December 18, 2013 at 9:31 pm •  Published: December 18, 2013

Convicted murderer Jevontai Ingram is back in the Oklahoma County jail, this time sporting a large bandage on his head from being shot Tuesday night.

Prosecutors plan to ask a judge to send Ingram, 19, to prison for violating probation in his murder case.

Ingram is the armed drugstore robber who spent three years in custody after pharmacist Jerome Ersland fatally shot his unarmed accomplice in 2009. Ingram was 14 at the time of the robbery attempt at the Reliable Discount Pharmacy in south Oklahoma City.

Ingram was injured in a shooting Tuesday night in Moore at the Nottingham Apartments, Moore police Sgt. Jeremy Lewis said.

Officers were called to the apartments about 10 p.m., but could not find any victims. While investigating, officers heard a young man with a gunshot wound was being treated at OU Medical Center and they found Ingram there, Lewis said.

Police believe Ingram and a second person were arguing and exchanged gunfire, Lewis said. The argument is believed to be gang related.


Read more about the Reliable Pharmacy shooting.

Ingram was jailed because a judge in April ordered his arrest. The judge acted after Ingram failed to show up for a court hearing to assess his progress on probation.

In his murder case, he was released from juvenile detention in May 2012. He told The Oklahoman in an interview in August 2012, “I learned from my mistakes. There's more things for me to look forward to than to getting in trouble.”

Despite his statement, he got in trouble again in September 2012 — for vandalizing his mother's car. He spent another four months in custody.


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by LeighAnne Manwarren
Breaking News Reporter
LeighAnne Manwarren is a reporter covering breaking news, crime and weather for The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com. An Oklahoma City native, Manwarren is a University of Oklahoma journalism alum and has interned for The Oklahoman, the Oklahoma Gazette,...
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