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Oklahoma City shooting victim identified

A woman was fatally shot in Oklahoma City on Monday night. A police officer fired at the suspect but missed the man, who later surrendered.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: August 19, 2014 at 9:31 pm •  Published: August 19, 2014

Police released the name of a woman fatally shot Monday in Oklahoma City, as well as the man who was arrested in connection with her death.

Carolyn Nicole Riggs, 20, of Oklahoma City, died at OU Medical Center after she was shot, police report. The name of a man who also was shot Monday night has not been released.

Ricky Lee Knowles, 25, of Oklahoma City, was arrested in connection with the case. Knowles was being held Tuesday at the Oklahoma County jail.

Police also released the name of an officer who fired one shot at Knowles. Lt. Marc Scott, who has been a police officer for 19 years, has been placed on administrative leave. The shot fired by Scott did not hit anyone, police report.

What happened

About 6 a.m. Tuesday, a shooting was reported at an apartment complex in the 1700 block of S Grand Boulevard, police report.

Investigators reported that Knowles and Riggs were in a relationship. They were visiting family and friends at the apartment complex when Knowles removed a pistol from a backpack and shot Riggs numerous times, authorities reported. A short time later, he also shot an adult male numerous times before being confronted by police.

When Scott arrived, he determined that Knowles was inside an apartment. Scott went to the rear of the apartment, authorities reported.

Scott confronted Knowles and fired a shot but missed Knowles.

Knowles retreated into the apartment, but then surrendered and was taken into custody.

Riggs and the man who was shot were both taken to OU Medical Center, where Riggs later died. The wounded man is expected to survive. His name is being withheld because he is related to Knowles, police report. has disabled the comments for this article.


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