The Norman Police Department responded to a report of a shooting at approximately 2:11 a.m. Thursday (October 15) in the 1000 block of W. Boyd Street. The initial investigation into the incident indicates that the victim, later identified as 23-year-old Dalton Deleon, was inside his residence when he heard someone rummaging through his vehicle parked in his driveway. He exited his residence to stop the suspect, later identified as a 17-year-old male.
Upon contact, the suspect, also armed with a handgun, attempted to run away from the scene. The victim continued to chase the suspect eastbound on Boyd Street to the intersection of Merrywood Lane where the suspect pulled out a handgun and shot at the victim. As a result, the victim pulled out his handgun and returned fire toward the suspect.
The victim was transported by EMSSTAT to an area hospital. The injuries he sustained were determined to be non-life threatening. He was treated and released from the hospital.
The suspect was located nearby in Lions Park, 450 S. Flood Avenue, with a gunshot wound. He was transported by EMSSTAT to a local hospital for treatment. Upon release from medical care, he was booked into the Cleveland County Detention Center on complaints of second degree burglary and assault with a deadly weapon.
The incident remain under investigation by the NPD Criminal Investigations Division.