The Edmond Sun

December 6, 2012

Police arrest man in shots fired incident near Edmond school

Mark Schlachtenhaufen
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — Police said they have arrested a west Edmond resident who fired shots, prompting a modified lockdown at an Edmond elementary school.

Shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday Oklahoma City Police Sgt. John Stacy said officers and supervisors were in the vicinity of the 17000 block of Red Tailed Hawk Way. The street is just south of Northwest 179th Street/West Edmond Road and behind Edmond’s West Field Elementary School, 17601 N. Pennsylvania.

Thursday morning, Oklahoma City Master Sgt. Gary Knight said officers arrested Jeremy Lynn Nelson, 30, of Edmond, on felony complaints of discharging a firearm and discharging a firearm in a public place. Bond was set at $25,000, according to Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office records.

No one was injured, Knight said.

Knight said the suspect was arrested after he allegedly fired a rifle out of a window at his home on Red Tailed Hawk Way at neighboring homes. After attempts to reach him by phone failed, his wife arrived at the scene and spoke to him via a phone, Knight said. He then surrendered.

Stacy said at about 4:28 p.m., a call came in from the area about multiple shots fired.

Wednesday evening, Edmond Public Schools spokeswoman Susan Parks-Schlepp said the incident resulted in the school being placed on modified lockdown. Parks-Schlepp said at the time of the incident about 50 students in an aftercare program were at the school.

Speaking shortly after 6 p.m., Parks-Schlepp said the students had all been picked up.



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