Shawnee pair charged in Oklahoma City shooting that wounded boy, 16
Charles L. Bennett, 26, is accused of shooting a boy and his sister as she tried to shield her children; co-defendant Melissa C. Patterson, 25, is accused of telling Bennett to get her gun and “blast on them.”
Police reported Bennett retrieved a handgun from a vehicle parked in the driveway. When he returned, the boy produced a gun of his own and fired it three times at Bennett, but missed.
Bennett fired his gun at the boy, hitting him once. When the boy fell to the ground, Bennett “stood over him and shot at him several more times, striking him at least three times,” a detective wrote in the affidavit.
When Heather Nichols' two children, ages 8 and 6, entered the garage she ran for them, attempting to get them to go back inside the house. That's when Bennett shot at her at least one time, police said.
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