Case of Campus North shooter Kingsley Ehiemua goes to trial
Updated: Jul 2
By Johannes Becht
Kingsley Ehiemua, a former SWOSU student and athlete in the football team, is the main suspect in a shooting at Campus North apartments in Weatherford on Oct. 27, 2020. As a precaution, the whole SWOSU campus was put in a 40-minute lockdown, because the location of the shooting was close to campus. Now, the Custer County Court has decided that the case will go to trial.
According to court records, after four preliminary hearings, the court in Arapaho on Friday, June 17, found probable cause that Ehiemua committed all three offenses he was charged with: first-degree robbery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and conspiracy.
[Video of arrest]
Ehiemua now has to appear for formal arraignments on Aug. 9, 2021. If found guilty, Ehiemua could spend several decades in prison.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, Kingsley Ehiemua shot Zackery Gilbert in the back and upper arm. Gilbert returned the fire and shot Ehiemua.
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Editor's note: Readers are reminded that information in this article supported by an affidavit of probable cause is merely an allegation that a crime has been committed and that there is only probable cause to believe a crime has been committed. The suspect is presumed innocent throughout the proceedings. The State is obligated to provide proof beyond a reasonable doubt before a judgment of guilt may be made.
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