OKLAHOMA CITY -- A suspect shot and killed during a robbery at an Oklahoma City pharmacy has been identified as a local teen.
Antwun R. Parker, 16, was shot and killed during a robbery at Reliable Discount, located at 5900 S. Penn Ave., police said.
According to police, Parker and a man went into the store with the intention of robbing it. A store pharmacist -- 57-year-old Jerome Ersland -- fired at them, killing Parker.
Ersland said he feels bad about what happened, noting that he was protecting himself a coworker.
"I wasn't shooting to kill. They were shooting at me. I was shooting to get them off me," Ersland said.
Ersland is a disabled veteran who has had a legally concealed weapon for six years. He said this was the first time he has ever pulled it out on somebody.
The other robber fled the scene and is described as a black man in his 20s, approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing 175 pounds. He was wearing a black mask, red T-shirt and black pants.
Officers arrested a man found in a car near the crime scene. Investigators aren’t sure exactly how he is related to the case but they said he might have been the getaway driver.
The case is still with the Oklahoma City Police Department. Once local police are finished, they will hand the investigation over to the Oklahoma County district attorney's office.
The district attorney decides whether charges will be pressed.
There is no doubt the Brady Campaign and VPC will count Mr. Parker as one of their dead "children". "Children" being defined by them as anyone up to and including 24 years of age. They will also continue to ignore the fact that their "children" (males 16-24 years of age) are the most likely to commit a violent crime, thus more likely do be killed during the commission of a violent crime.
And if men like Barack Obama, Paul Helmke, and Josh Sugarmann had their druthers, Mr. Ersland would be dead or in jail.