Police Identify Woman Killed By OKC Car Burglars


Saturday, October 6th 2012, 10:28 pm
By: News On 6


By Chris McKinnon, News 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Police identified the woman shot and killed Friday night in Northwest Oklahoma City as 51-year-old Lorinda Frans.

Frans was shot after confronting two men trying to break into her and her husband's car near N.W. 15th Street and Marion Avenue. Oklahoma City Police said one of the suspects pulled out a gun and killed Frans.

10/5/2012 Related Story: Woman Shot, Killed After Interrupting Car Burglary In Progress In NW OKC

"I heard five rounds of gunfire outside and I was in my living room," said a witness who did not want to be identified. "Someone had been shot in my driveway."

She explained her daughter was friends with the couple, who had been at her house that evening. After she heard the gunshots, she said they yelled to her to call 911 and she did.

"They wanted descriptions and I couldn't give them any because I was inside and heard gunfire and was requesting an ambulance because people were in my driveway dying and I had to put it that way to them," she said.

She said Oklahoma City Police and EMSA responded within minutes and explained Frans shot twice.

"She was shot in the neck and the abdomen," she said. "That's all I know."

Frans died from the gunshot wounds. Those who knew her and her husband, who appears to be unharmed, were left with questions and anger Saturday afternoon.

"Those people need to stop, they need to change their heart. They need to come back to what's real and stop senseless killing it needs to change."

Saturday night, police had not made any arrests in the case. The latest suspect descriptions include a balding white man with a medium-large build. Police described the other suspect as a man with a darker complexion.