Oklahoma Man Dies 16 Years After Being Shot, Ruled Homicide

The Associated Press
By The Associated Press
December 6, 2017USshare
Oklahoma Man Dies 16 Years After Being Shot, Ruled Homicide
Police tape. (Tony Webster/Flickr)

OKLAHOMA CITY—Police say an Oklahoma City man who was shot in 2001 has now died as a result of the shooting.

Sgt. Gary Knight says in a news release that 51-year-old Ronald Deshell Steele died Nov. 29 at an Oklahoma City hospital and the state medical examiner’s office found that the death is a result of the shooting.

Knight says suspect Jerome Carter was arrested for the shooting, but the charge against him was dismissed in a plea agreement involving other cases.

The Oklahoman reports that a witness told police at the time that the two men were fighting when the suspect pulled a gun and shot Steele.

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