Sheriff's Office

NORMAN, Okla. — The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office released the identity of the man who was shot in east Cleveland County late Monday afternoon, as well as the 911 call made by the suspected shooter.

On Tuesday, the sheriff’s office identified the victim as 41-year-old Jeremy Wayne Morgan.

During the seven-minute audio recording, the shooter said he had no choice but to shoot Morgan with a 12-gauge shotgun in self-defense.

“I shot my roommate because he was trying to attack me,” the caller told the 911 dispatcher. “He said something to the effect of, ‘Hey, come here punk, I’ve got something to show you.’ He then came running up the stairs and I had to shoot him.”

According to law enforcement, Morgan and the suspect both resided in the home near 180th Avenue and Highway 9, in separate quarters. The shooter and his girlfriend were renting a room from Morgan.

Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Joy Hampton said the suspect is fully cooperating with the investigation. She confirmed no arrest has been made at this time. Investigators are working with the District Attorney’s Office to determine if charges are applicable.

Oklahoma court records show Morgan has an extensive criminal record, including a 2014 conviction where he received a 10-year suspended sentence in an assault and battery with a dangerous weapon case. Morgan also had an ongoing assault and battery case in Cleveland County District Court before the shooting.

43rd annual chili supper benefit set

The Norman Police Department — in conjunction with the Norman Fire Department, OU Police Department, Norman Public Schools and the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office — will host the 43rd Annual All-You-Can-Eat Chili Supper Benefit on Jan. 17.

The benefit supper will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Norman High School Commons, 911 W. Main St. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at the Norman Police Department, 201 W. Gray St., Building B. Tickets also will be available at the door on the night of the event. 

Patrons can dine in or opt for a generous portion to take home. 

All proceeds will go to The Cleveland County Christmas Store, a local nonprofit that provides the opportunity for low-income families to shop for food, toys and household goods each holiday season, creating a more meaningful Christmas for their families.

Felonies filed

The following people were charged with felony counts in the Cleveland County Court Clerk’s Office:

• Ferrell, Curtis Ryan, 28, faces charges of larceny of a motor vehicle, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle after a previous felony conviction, two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, receiving or concealing stolen property after a previous felony conviction, receiving or concealing stolen property, attempting to elude an officer-misdemeanor, and possessing or selling drug paraphernalia-misdemeanor (charges are from three cases) 

• Ochoa, Jessie Raul, 27, was charged with actual physical control of a motor vehicle while intoxicated (second offense) and possessing a sawed-off shotgun/rifle. 

• Hatfield, Phillip Wayne Jr., 30, faces charges of enabling child abuse and abandonment. 

• Gordon, Darius Coston, 37, was charged with domestic assault and battery.

Traffic report


• 108th Ave. SE and E. State Highway 9: At 7:03 a.m., a single vehicle was involved in a non-injury collision. 

• N. Santa Fe Ave. and W. Gray St.: At 11:05 a.m., two vehicles were involved in a non-injury collision.

• Classen Blvd. and E. Cedar Lane Road: At 11:29 a.m., two vehicles were involved in a non-injury collision.

• Triad Village Drive and 12th Ave. SE: At 12:20 p.m., two vehicles were involved in a non-injury collision.

• 12th Ave. SE and E. State Highway 9: At 1:38 p.m., two vehicles were involved in a non-injury collision.


• 1708 W. Robinson St.: At 8:31 a.m., two vehicles were involved in an injury collision. Minor injuries were reported. The patient refused medical at the scene.