Oklahoma City Police Investigate Deadly Shootings In Early New Years Days

Oklahoma City Police are investigating recent deadly shootings in the early days of 2022.

Oklahoma City Police are investigating three homicides, one of which involved a fatal shooting minutes after residents ushered in the New Year.

“When it comes to homicides, we can’t even begin to speculate as to why some months are higher and some months are lower,” said Sgt. Dillon Quirk, with the Oklahoma City Police Department. “We really don’t know, but we have three right off the bat for January.”

Deadly shooting Tuesday in southwest OKC

At approximately 2:45 am Tuesday, police responded to a shooting outside a house at 2516 SW 64. Officers found Clarence Ollison, 31, with multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police said Ollison was involved in a confrontation outside the house before he was shot.

As of Thursday, no arrests were made in connection with Ollison’s death.

Man dies after shooting outside dollar store in northeast OKC

Shortly after 1 p.m. Monday, gunshots were reported outside a Dollar General Store in the 9800 block of Spencer-Jones Road.

There, police found Donnell Smith, 28, shot dead in the parking lot. He was taken by private vehicle to SSM Health St. Anthony – Midwest Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Witnesses told officers an argument took place in the parking lot before Smith was shot.

Police released surveillance footage of three people and a “vehicle of interest,” a white, double-cab Ford truck with a bronze or gold rocker panel.

“We want to identify three people from this video and possibly the suspects vehicle,” Quirk said. “We need them to be identified so that we can speak with them.”

One dead and one injured after the New Year’s shootout in OKC

The first homicide of 2022 in Oklahoma City occurred 15 minutes into the new year. Shortly after midnight, police intervened at the intersection of SW 27 and McKinley, where they discovered two men had been shot.

Jonathan Camren, 26, was taken to a nearby hospital where he died of his injuries. Another 19-year-old man was also injured in what officers called a “traffic clash”.

“It could have been anything from a collision to a road rage incident,” Quirk said. “For the last time I knew, the suspect was still being treated in hospital, but he is going to be incarcerated in jail.”


Anyone with information on the three homicides is encouraged to call the Homicide Information Hotline at 405-297-1200.

This article originally appeared on Oklahoman: OKC police investigate the first homicides of 2022

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