Brothers Pray For Justice After Argument Over Parking Spot Leads To Shooting

Wednesday, August 19th 2020, 9:44 pm
By: Kristen Weaver

TULSA, Okla. -

Two Tulsa brothers are praying for justice after being shot nine times Friday night, the result of an argument over a parking spot earlier that day.

Valdemar and Jaime Ochoa told News On 6 that two men, Eujenio Perez and Giovanny Mazedo, shot them after the father and son asked the Ochoas to move a vehicle from where it was parked near Apache Street and Lewis Avenue. Jaime said he was shot five times, in both arms, and Valdemar was shot four times in a leg.

The worst injury, however, was suffered by Edith Ochoa, Valdemar's wife. She was shot in the chest and is in critical condition, fighting for her life.

Arrest warrants were issued Wednesday afternoon for the two suspects, Perez and Mazedo, and police said they should be considered armed and dangerous.

"It is difficult to explain in this moment. I am scared," Valdemar said in a translated interview.

Ochoa said he can't imagine raising his children without his wife, Edith.

"Now my wife is in the hospital fighting for her life," Valdemar said.

Prosecutors charged Perez and Mazedo with three counts each of shooting with intent to kill and intimidating a witness, and Mazedo was charged with having a gun as a former felon. Records indicate that Mazedo had served time for DUI and escape.

There is a GoFundMe to support the family, you can find that link here.