UPDATE: Homicide suspect exchanges gunfire with Oklahoma City police
Oklahoma City police officers exchanged gunfire Monday night with a homicide suspect at a southeast Oklahoma City motel, but nobody was hit by the bullets.
Three officers were taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries when the gunfire ended and the suspect was taken into custody, police Capt. Dexter Nelson said.
The names of the injured officers and the nature and extent of their injuries were not immediately released.
About 10:15 p.m., gang officers went to the Executive Inn, Interstate 35 and SE 34, looking for Keenan Lamar Leake, 24, Nelson said.
Leake is wanted in connection with a double homicide at the Pulse Event Center, Nelson said.
Nicholas Duwayne Sweet, 32, and Raymond Huddleston, 34, were shot and killed in the events center parking lot about 2:40 a.m. Dec. 2 after a private party had ended, police reported in December.
Dean Smith, owner of the events center, said in December the facility was rented that night for a music party.
“The client that had rented it out was having a showcase of talent, I guess, musical talent,” he said.
“They were having different performers at different times through the night.”
Smith said 250 people were expected at the party, but only 75 showed up. At the time of the shooting about three dozen stragglers remained.
Pulse Events Center, 6903 Roxbury, near Northwest Expressway and Wilshire Boulevard, was opened about three years ago as an events center for teenagers, but now also hosts weddings, banquets and other private parties.
The center is at the end of a strip mall and features a large banquet-style room inside, with a dance floor, snack bar, lounging area and game room.