ENID, OKLAHOMA — Reports of drive-by shootings in Enid, Oklahoma started coming in around 5 p.m. Wednesday. By 10 p.m. police there had received more than 40 reports of shootings.
Somebody was driving around residential neighborhoods while firing a handgun at vehicles. No human injuries were reported, but a dog was shot in the leg.
Fortunately, an eyewitness reported the license plate number and description of the vehicle to police. Cops matched the plate to Anthony “Tony” Jackson. With a no-knock warrant in hand, a SWAT team arrested the 29-year-old around 11:30 p.m. that night.
It turns out Jackson had recently been fired from Safelite AutoGlass for having weapons and ammunition in a work van. Earlier that day before the shootings began, police responded to a report from the manager of the glass shop regarding his former employee’s lethal stash.
Officers found an AR-15 rifle, a pistol, ammunition and a bulletproof vest inside the work van. Police gave the confiscated firearms to Jackson’s brother.
The dog that was shot has undergone surgery and is expected to recover.