Oklahoma City police identify man killed in drive-by shooting on Broadway Extension

Police are searching for a car used in a drive-by shooting Tuesday night. Officers said two men were in a vehicle southbound on the Broadway Extension when another vehicle pulled up beside them and someone began firing.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: March 21, 2012 at 8:56 pm •  Published: March 21, 2012

The victims of a fatal drive-by shooting on the Broadway Extension were identified by police Wednesday.

Charles Gordon, 24, was killed, and Dewon Thomas, 33, was wounded Tuesday night, said Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow.

Police were called shortly before 9:30 p.m. to the area of NW 63 and Broadway Extension, where they found two men with gunshot wounds, Wardlow said. Gordon was pronounced dead at the scene, and Thomas was taken to a hospital, where he was treated and released.

Investigators said it appears the two men were in the same vehicle southbound on the Broadway Extension when another vehicle pulled up next to them and someone began firing.

Police said the victims got off the highway and pulled into a convenience store at 101 NW 63. Gordon died outside the store.

The other vehicle — described as a dark-colored Camry, Acura, or a similar model — was seen exiting the highway on Wilshire Boulevard.

“Obviously the Broadway Extension is a busy roadway and we're hopeful someone might have seen something that could help us find the suspects in this case,” Wardlow said.

Court records show Thomas has a criminal history including possession of a firearm, distribution of cocaine, assault with a dangerous weapon and trafficking in illegal drugs. Records show Gordon pleaded guilty to domestic abuse by strangulation in 2010.

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Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the homicide tip line at 297-1200.

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