Police investigate 16-year-old shot, killed in Broken Arrow

BROKEN ARROW, Okla — Broken Arrow police are investigating a homicide after a 16-year-old was found dead early Tuesday morning.

Around 2:40 a.m., police said they received a phone call about an unresponsive man in the road on West Trenton Street near South 145th East Ave. and East 51st Street South.

When officers arrived, they found a 16-year-old boy had been shot. Officers and EMS rendered medical aid, but the teen was pronounced dead at a hospital.

FOX23 News spoke with a neighbor, Jim Burns, who says he knew the young man.

“My wife actually talked with him yesterday, he works at the Walgreen’s on the corner, and she saw him in there, he was always smiling, always had something nice to say, just really really sad,” Burns said.

Burns said he would see the 16-year-old walking his younger siblings and others to the bus stop. Broken Arrow Public Schools told FOX23 the teenager was not a student with the district.

FOX23 News also spoke with the victim’s mother briefly. She did not want to go on camera but described her son as “amazing.”

The young man’s body was found in a subdivision called the Estates of Shenandoah. Neighbors describe the neighborhood as quiet.

Police said this is the city’s first homicide of 2023. Broken Arrow Police are asking anyone with information about what may have happened to call their non-emergency number at 918-259-8400.