Police look for boy, 14, charged in fatal shooting in Tulsa

Ponca City Now - July 31, 2015 8:52 am

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – Authorities are searching for a 14-year-old boy who has been charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old girl in north Tulsa.

The suspect, James Edward Knapper, was charged with first-degree murder, as well as assault and battery with a deadly weapon on Thursday.

Authorities say Deouijanae Terry and 18-year-old Jerome Bledsoe were sitting in a vehicle, when a van with five people pulled up next to them around 4 p.m. on July 17th. Police say one of the van’s occupants fired multiple shots at the vehicle and struck Terry and Bledsoe. Authorities say Bledsoe was the intended target.

Both victims were transported to a hospital, where Terry later died. Bledsoe was left in serious condition.

 

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