Mom says Oklahoma police shot 3 of her kids
HUGO, Okla. — The mother of three children wounded when Oklahoma police fired at a man in a pickup who was suspected of robbing a restaurant says two of her kids suffered head wounds and the third was shot in the face.
“My 4-year-old daughter was shot in the head, and she has a bullet in her brain, and my 5-year-old has a skull fracture,” Olivia Hill told Sherman, Texas, news station KXII-TV. “My 1-year-old baby has gunshot wounds on her face.”
Investigators didn’t release the children’s conditions, and it wasn’t clear where they were taken for treatment. Hill said her 2-year-old child who was in the truck was not hurt.
Hill and the four children were in the pickup with William Devaughn Smith, 21, when two officers approached him and gunfire broke out Friday in Hugo, which is near the Texas state line, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Brooke Arbeitman said Saturday. Smith’s relationship to Hill and the children isn’t clear.
Investigators have not determined what led to the shooting that also wounded Smith, who was treated at a hospital and then taken to a Texas jail on a robbery warrant, Arbeitman said.
Smith is suspected in an April 11 armed robbery at a Pizza Hut in Hugo, about 150 miles southeast of Oklahoma City. He hasn’t been formally charged, and Lamar County, Texas, jail records do not list an attorney to speak on his behalf.