Photo: Oklahoma City police officers coordinate search near Westview Apartments, 1601 Northwest 30th Street, after a local shooting. (Lindey Boatman/ The Campus)
By Madi Alexander, Web Editor
An Oklahoma City police officer detained a freshman student during a lockdown Sept. 23 as a precautionary measure.
Chance Johnson, political science/history freshman, said he saw an Oklahoma City police officer driving across the Quad Lawn.
“He kept approaching me,” he said. “He pulled up, got out of his car, and asked me to get on the ground.
“He explained why I was being detained, that there was a white gentleman on campus loose who was suspected of a shooting.”
The officer detained Johnson because he was a white male in a yellow shirt, which fit the description of the suspect, Johnson said.
“They searched my pockets,” he said. “They put me in the back of the police car and then I waited for a few minutes until they caught the real guy.”
The officer released Johnson, told him he was free to go and suggested he return to his room and lock the doors, Johnson said.
Oklahoma City police detained a man in the Tom and Brenda McDaniel University Center after a lockdown was issued at 3:47 p.m.
The suspect fled the shooting, located in the 1600 block of N.W. 30th St., and ran toward campus, according to News9.com.
Police traced the suspect’s path and discovered a discarded gun.
Officials have not released the identity of the suspect.
Return for more information about the shooting.