4 Teens Arrested After Okmulgee Convenience Store Clerk Is Shot - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

4 Teens Arrested After Okmulgee Convenience Store Clerk Is Shot During Robbery

Posted: Updated:
OKMULGEE, Oklahoma -

An Okmulgee convenience store clerk was shot multiple times early Wednesday, according to Okmulgee police.

Police Chief Joe Prentice said one of his officers came to the store around 2:45 a.m. to get something to drink, when the clerk ran outside and told him he had been shot. The patrol officer had just missed the robbery.

"I would estimate a minute, maybe a minute and-a-half, after they exited the store the officer pulled into the lot," Prentice said.

Police said four males robbed the Kum-N-Go at 4th Street and Kern Avenue.

Prentice said two of the four males had handguns when they entered the store and one of them physically attacked the clerk and then shot him several times.

"I did not view the wounds personally, but it's my understanding the majority of his wounds are in the waist and below area. I think he took one round to the torso," Prentice said.

Early Wednesday afternoon, police announced they had arrested 17-year-old Jeffrey Edwards, 17-year-old Johnnie Ellies, and another 14-year-old on anticipated charges of robbery with a firearm and shooting with intent to kill.

A fourth suspect, Jerry Thompson, 17, was arrested Wednesday afternoon and will be booked in the Okmulgee County Jail on complaints of robbery with a firearm and shooting with intent to kill, as well.

Police say the victim is 21-year-old Jacob Rogers.

While his condition is unknown, Chief Prentice said incidents like this, especially homicides, are very rare in Okmulgee.

"I've been chief since 2006, and the most we've had in a year was four," Prentice said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Okmulgee Police Department at 918-756-3511.

Special Features

Bridge Tracker

How safe are Oklahoma?s bridges? Use Bridge Tracker to find out now.

Fallen Heroes

The News On 6 honors our fallen Oklahoma heroes. View our interactive timeline.


Looking for a website or event you heard mentioned on The News On 6? Find it here!

Murrah Bombing Timeline

Learn more about the events leading up to and following the bombing.

Live Traffic

Get the latest road conditions on Green Country roadways.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive

Featured on NewsOn6.com

  • Cold Cases

    Join Lori and local homicide detectives as they search for Cold Case clues.

  • Crime Survival Guide

    What can you do to survive a crime? Find advice for personal safety here.

  • Links

    Looking for a website you heard mentioned on News On 6? Find it here!

Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOTV. Oklahoma Traveler™ is a registered trademark of Griffin Communications. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.