The Edmond Sun

October 5, 2012

DA files charges in Target shooting

Mark Schlachtenhaufen
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater has filed a first-degree murder charge in the shooting death of a metro man.

Prosecutors allege that David Edward Bloebaum, 57, of Oklahoma City, willfully and with malice aforethought used a handgun to inflict wounds that killed Jasen Shadi Yousif, 28, on Sept. 28, according to court records. In the affidavit of probable cause, filed Friday in Oklahoma County District Court, the victim’s address is listed as being in Edmond. In the Oklahoma City Police Department incident report, it is listed as being in Oklahoma City.

The defendant also faces one count of unlawfully carrying a Kahr P-38 handgun and one count of unlawfully carrying a Glock .40-caliber handgun, according to court records.

On Wednesday, probable cause was found in the case during a hearing, according to court records. Bond was denied. No future court dates have been scheduled.

The defendant has not yet entered a plea in court, according to court records. Defense counsel information was not yet listed.

At about 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 28, Oklahoma City Police Department officers responded to a report of shots being fired with one person down in the parking lot of the Target at 13924 N. Pennsylvania Ave., according to the affidavit.  

During the investigation, it was learned the men had become involved in a disturbance, which led to the defendant following the victim to the Target parking lot as seen on video, police said. The two men were seen driving aggressively toward each other and both pulled into the Target parking lot, police said.

Yousif’s family believes the incident started on the nearby turnpike, KOCO reported. Witnesses said the two cars were driving aggressively before they ended up in the Target parking lot.

The vehicles involved were a 2003 Chevy S10 pickup and a 2005 Ford F250 pickup, police said.

In video, the victim is seen getting out of his truck and approaching the suspect who is in his truck, the affidavit stated. The victim is seen attempting to flee, but he falls a short distance away after being shot, the affidavit stated.

When officers arrived, they found the victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, which caused the victim’s death, the affidavit stated. The suspect, while at the scene, voluntarily stated that he, in fact, shot the victim, the affidavit stated. A knife was located at the scene, police said.

On Friday, Oklahoma City Police Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow said no further updates were available and will not be since the matter is now in the hands of Oklahoma County prosecutors.

Yousif was employed at a metro Gap store, police said. | 341-2121, ext. 108