Police: Suspects tried to create 'panic' and 'terror' by shooting airsoft guns at Broken Arrow park

by: Lynn Casey Updated:

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. - Quick facts:

  • Police arrested four people accused of shooting airsoft guns out of a car window in Broken Arrow Sunday.
  • Officers say the people removed the orange tips from the guns and tried to create panic and terror.
  • The park was packed full of people at the time of the incident.
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Four people were arrested Sunday after police say they tried to create panic and terror at a Broken Arrow park.

Sunday evening, police say a car drove by and as many as three people with bandanas over their faces hung out the window with what looked like real guns and started shooting at people in the park.

Police say the Nienhuis Park Community Center was full of families, and the skate park was packed with kids.

When police responded, they say they found the suspect vehicle a few blocks away, but the driver would not stop at first.

After brief pursuit, police removed all four people at gunpoint.


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They say they found two airsoft pistols and one airsoft rifle in the car, along with a container of airsoft ammo. All three guns had the orange tips removed.

Police say this act was intended to create panic and terror at the park.

Local airsoft sporting experts say the actual pellets are plastic and won’t even penetrate skin, so it would have been hard for the suspects to hurt anyone, but they say they tell people not to remove the orange tip and to use extreme caution and treat the gun like it’s real, because other people will think it is.

Now, Hayden Nobles Hasan, 21, and Lamar Craig Gonzalez, 18, face felony assault with a dangerous weapon, felony possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, felony wearing a mask in the commission of a felony and felony contributing to the delinquency of a minor charges.

Kerstin Dawn Allmon, 21, faces felony assault with a dangerous weapon, felony contributing to the delinquency of a minor and misdemeanor eluding charges.

A 13-year-old, unnamed male was also arrested after police say he participated in the shooting.

 

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