2 injured, 3 charged in weekend shooting near Broken Bow

Published: May. 26, 2020 at 10:47 PM CDT
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Three people are charged in a Sunday evening shooting that injured two people near Broken Bow.

McCurtain County deputies are calling it a “random act of evil”.

They say one juvenile and two young men were approached by two men while loading their boat out of Mt. Fork River, near Broken Bow, who shot the juvenile twice in the abdomen and badly beat another teen, before getting away in a car driven by a third suspect.

The juvenile remains in ICU but is expected to survive.

The man who was beaten has been released from the hospital and the third man was unharmed.

Deputies say the suspects were identified in a photo lineup.

Acting on tips, deputies, troopers and tribal police were able to locate the believed shooters, Anthony Armenta and Kevin Ward and the suspected getaway driver, Alexis Kellam.

All three surrendered after an hours-long standoff at a house in the county.

There was also concern about Armenta hoarding explosives in his house but the OHP bomb squad was able to clear his house after a search warrant, according to deputies.

Armenta Ward and Kellam are all being held in the Mccurtain County Jail.

Armenta and Ward face assault with a deadly weapon, punishable with up to a life prison sentence and other weapons charges.

Kellam is facing a felony of accessory after the fact, punishable with prison time.