Teen faces charges after OHP trooper involved shooting on I-35

Teen faces charges after OHP trooper involved shooting on I-35

Posted: Updated:
OKLAHOMA CITY -

Friends and family members wait outside OU Medical Center as a 16-year old boy recovers in his hospital bed.

"He's still in some pain, but he is doing better," said Tori Spencer, the boy's mother.

Tori says a state trooper shot her son, Miguel Spencer, during a traffic stop in Norman.  Miguel and two of his friends were stopped on I-35 near the Tecumseh exit.

"The troopers, they're trained to use their weapons, and they shot my 16 year old son, in the chest," she said, "they shot him to kill him."

A picture from Tori shows Miguel staring at his gun shot wound.  Their attorney, Malik Leigh says the bullet was lodged in Miguel's sternum.

"It was a kill shot," said Leigh.

Crystal Brown's 14-year old son was in the car with Miguel, and witnessed the entire confrontation with OHP, including the shooting.

"He's very traumatized," said Brown, "he's having trouble sleeping and says everytime he closes his eyes, that's what he sees."

Brown says when her son remembers what happened to Miguel, he remembers three details.

"He was unarmed," she recalled, "and was on his hands and knees when the officer shot him."

OHP placed Trooper Joseph Kimmons on paid administrative leave after Sunday's shooting.  Trooper Kimmons is a 14-year veteran of the force.  

No one from OHP would go on camera Monday, but a spokesperson says an investigation is pending and troopers would not open fire unless they believed their lives were in danger.

"That would be something that was just made up to try to justify him trying to murder this child," said Leigh.

Trooper Kimmons will remain on leave pending the outcome of OHP's investigation.  Miguel was also taken into custody once he was dispatched Monday afternoon.  He faces two counts of assault on an officer.  As OHP investigators continue their work on the case, Leigh says all eyes should be on the trooper who shot Miguel.     
 
"There was never a situation where the officer was in any kind of fear for his life," said Leigh.

Miguel was taken to Couch Juvenile Center in Norman, and was later released on bond. 

  • Top StoriesMore>>

  • Criminal profiler says Weleetka murders may not be fully solved

    Criminal profiler says Weleetka murders may not be fully solved

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 7:24 PM EDT2014-09-16 23:24:36 GMT
    Three guilty pleas, but a defendant who still says he's not responsible for murdering anyone. While Kevin Sweat awaits sentencing many may think the case is closed, but one criminal profiler says the case should be far from over.“In a real case run by serious professionals, you put the gun in the defendant's hand and you put the projectiles fired from that gun into the victim,” said Dr. Brent Turvey, an internationally renowned criminologist.
    Three guilty pleas, but a defendant who still says he's not responsible for murdering anyone. While Kevin Sweat awaits sentencing many may think the case is closed, but one criminal profiler says the case should be far from over.“In a real case run by serious professionals, you put the gun in the defendant's hand and you put the projectiles fired from that gun into the victim,” said Dr. Brent Turvey, an internationally renowned criminologist.
  • Serial burglar plagues West OKC neighborhood; suspect caught on tape

    Serial burglar plagues West OKC neighborhood; suspect caught on tape

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-09-16 22:47:38 GMT
    A serial burglar is plaguing one west Oklahoma City neighborhood. FOX 25 spoke to neighbors near Apache Drive in west Oklahoma City who said the number of incidents have spiked in the last few months."From the neighborhood, from the outside looking in, it looks like a good quiet neighborhood,” said neighbor Terry Wilson. “I never expected it to happen like that."The neighbor tells FOX 25 he's only lived in the neighborhood for three months. Within three weeks someone broke into his car so he ...
    A serial burglar is plaguing one west Oklahoma City neighborhood. FOX 25 spoke to neighbors near Apache Drive in west Oklahoma City who said the number of incidents have spiked in the last few months."From the neighborhood, from the outside looking in, it looks like a good quiet neighborhood,” said neighbor Terry Wilson. “I never expected it to happen like that."The neighbor tells FOX 25 he's only lived in the neighborhood for three months. Within three weeks someone broke into his car so he ...
  • Doctors: new enterovirus cases should not be cause for increased concern to parents

    Doctors: new enterovirus cases should not be cause for increased concern to parents

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-09-16 22:45:07 GMT
    A rarely seen strain of virus is sweeping across the United States. Tuesday CDC tests came back positive for the enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) in Oklahoma. Though, the virus has sent some children in the state to the hospital, doctors say parents need not be alarmed.
    A rarely seen strain of virus is sweeping across the United States. Tuesday CDC tests came back positive for the enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) in Oklahoma. Though, the virus has sent some children in the state to the hospital, doctors say parents need not be alarmed.
  • More HeadlinesMore>>

  • Man Accused of Starting Girlfriend's House on Fire While Kids Inside

    Man Accused of Starting Girlfriend's House on Fire While Kids Inside

    A Tulsa man is behind bars after police say he purposely set his girlfriend's house on fire while her children were asleep inside.
    A Tulsa man is behind bars after police say he purposely set his girlfriend's house on fire while her children were asleep inside.
  • Former State Department diplomat claims cover-up post Benghazi attack

    Former State Department diplomat claims cover-up post Benghazi attack

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-09-16 16:49:31 GMT
    As Congress' select committee on Benghazi prepares for its first hearing this week, a startling allegation from a former state department diplomat: Hillary Clinton confidants separated out potentially damaging documents from those turned over to the accountability review board. That board is investigating security lapses surrounding the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.
    As Congress' select committee on Benghazi prepares for its first hearing this week, a startling allegation from a former state department diplomat: Hillary Clinton confidants separated out potentially damaging documents from those turned over to the accountability review board. That board is investigating security lapses surrounding the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.
  • Millionaire business woman accused of poisoning autistic son

    Millionaire business woman accused of poisoning autistic son

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:31 AM EDT2014-09-16 10:31:38 GMT
    New York (CNN) -- Gigi Jordan showed no emotion as a New York prosecutor described to a jury a "chilling and horrifying scenario" in which the businesswoman who made a fortune in pharmaceuticals allegedly concocted a lethal cocktail of painkillers and anti-inflammatories and forced her 8-year-old autistic son to swallow it."Two fresh bruises on his nose, fresh bruises on his chin and chest suggest she got on top of him and, hopefully while he was asleep, filled a syringe with the poisonous co...
    New York (CNN) -- Gigi Jordan showed no emotion as a New York prosecutor described to a jury a "chilling and horrifying scenario" in which the businesswoman who made a fortune in pharmaceuticals allegedly concocted a lethal cocktail of painkillers and anti-inflammatories and forced her 8-year-old autistic son to swallow it."Two fresh bruises on his nose, fresh bruises on his chin and chest suggest she got on top of him and, hopefully while he was asleep, filled a syringe with the poisonous co...
  • FOX25 Slideshows

  • FOX 25 FeaturesMore>>

  • Tell Me Something Good

    Tell Me Something Good

    Tired of all the bad news? Looking for some good news? Tell Me Something Good, does just that! FOX 25's Mike Brooks finds the good in Oklahoma and tells you all about it.
    Tired of all the bad news? Looking for some good news? Tell Me Something Good, does just that! FOX 25's Mike Brooks finds the good in Oklahoma and tells you all about it.
  • Waste Watch

    Waste Watch

    How are your tax dollars being spent? FOX 25 Waste Watch tracks whether local, state and federal governments, or any groups, are using your money wisely... or wasting it.
    How are your tax dollars being spent? FOX 25 Waste Watch tracks whether local, state and federal governments, or any groups, are using your money wisely... or wasting it.
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by 

WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KOKH. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.