Disgruntled man performs 42 drive-by shootings in one night
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 that night.
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.
Jackson legally owned the firearms that police found. ENID POLICE DEPARTMENT
AR-15s are legal to own in Oklahoma. WIKIMEDIA COMMONS / OHANAUNITED
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