Elk City Man Arrested After Allegedly Firing Gun in Moving Vehicle

2-487

May 23, 2023

By News Director Jared Atha

An Elk City man accused of chasing another man and firing a pistol was arrested and charged in Beckham County recently.

Court records show 22-year-old Matthew Dean Hansen was charged last week with one felony count of use of vehicle in discharge of a weapon.

A probable cause affidavit filed by the Beckham County Sheriff’s Office said that the incident occurred just after midnight on May 12 when officials with the Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a possible shooting that took place west of Elk City near OK-6.

The affidavit stated that a neighbor had witnessed the shooting, telling deputies that four shots shots came from a gray SUV’s.

A deputy was able to retrieve four 9mm spent casings from the scene.

A review of security footage from a nearby convenience store would show the SUV leave the parking lot at a high rate of speed, in what appeared to be an attempt to chase a fleeing Dodge Ram.

Later, authorities were able to locate the SUV that matched the description of the suspect vehicle parked at a business on 3rd Street in Elk City, with one of it’s occupants being Hansen.

After being detained, Hansen along with the driver of the vehicle were taken to the Elk City Police Department for questioning.

There, he admitted to being the passenger in the vehicle that chased the pickup earlier in the night. Claiming the driver of the pickup had assaulted a friend.

Once they reached the driveway, Hansen would allegedly confess to firing off four rounds from his pistol, and said he had hid the pistol at his parents Elk City home.

The court document said that Hansen was arrested and the gun was later retrieved.

Copyright 2023 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.

elx-20

Early Voting Begins Thursday, June 13th

May 28, 2024 Roger Mills County Election Board Press Release Early voting begins Thursday June 13th for voters in Roger Mills County. Voters who will not be able to make it to the polls on Election Day,

elx-20

Absentee Deadline and Early Voting

May 28, 2024 Custer County Election Board Press Release The deadline for requesting an Absentee Ballot for the June 18, 2024, Republican Primary Election is Monday, June 3rd at 5 p.m. said Ann Brown, Secretary, Custer County

1-857

ECHS Seniors Prepare for Boys State

May 28, 2024 By Landry Brewer Four members of the Elk City High School class of 2025 hope that Oklahoma Boys State is gonna treat ’em great.

1-853

Public Invited to Memorial Day Service

May 23, 2024 Memorial Day weekend is upon us once again and that means the annual Memorial Day service at Elk City’s Fairlawn Cemetery will take place Monday morning.

1-849

Remembering May 16th, 2017

May 16, 2024 It was seven years ago today (May 16, 2017) Elk City experienced one of it’s worst natural disasters in city history when a tornado ravaged the south side, destroying or damaging multiple homes near

2-576

Elk City Graduation Saturday

May 16, 2024 The 2023 – 2024 school year is wrapping up across the country with graduation ceremonies taking place throughout the next few days.