Investigation of home invasion, fatal shooting continues

A memorial has been set up in the 400 block of South 16th for 14-year-old Ezavier Condit, who was shot and killed Jan. 31, 2020.

ENID, Okla. — Enid Police Department continues its investigation of a fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy last week on the city's east side.

"We are still investigating. We're working through interviewing various witnesses and examining evidence we’ve recovered as part to the investigation,” Capt. Tim Jacobi said. “Our detectives have been working diligently on this case. It's obviously our top priority at this moment.”

Police released a 911 call related to the Jan. 31 incident earlier in the week. In it, the caller, a woman whose name was redacted by police, reported someone trying to enter the residence at 1602 E. Park and said they had been inside the home earlier.

Jacobi said the caller was a resident of the home on East Park.

"You guys have already came here once for someone trying to come into our house and they just tried to do it again," the woman told the dispatcher. "They didn’t come into the house they tried to kick in the door again. It’s the same location. They’ve already been here tonight."

The dispatcher asked for a description of the suspects, but the caller said she could not provide one.

"No, they just tried to kick the door in. We need officers here, please," the caller said. "They came into the house earlier. It was three older guys she said."

The call did not mention anyone being shot, or shots being fired.

The captain said police received another call from the residence earlier in the morning, at 12:25 a.m. He said the call was in reference to an attempted burglary where someone had kicked in the door to the residence. He said officers responded to the scene when the call was received.

"The perpetrators fled before they (officers) arrived," Jacobi said. He said officers collected evidence and searched the area but were unable to locate any suspects.

When officers arrived at the residence a second time, they found a 14-year-old boy had been shot near 16th and Oklahoma. He was transported from the scene to St. Mary's Regional Medical Center but died later.

Police identified the boy as Ezavier Lee Condit, an Emerson Middle School student, who also had attended Longfellow Middle School. Funeral for Condit was held Thursday. He was laid to rest in Memorial Park Cemetery.

In a press release issued last week, police said arriving officers learned three suspects had attempted to force their way into the house and were confronted by an armed resident. The resident fired several rounds, and the suspects ran from the area.

Jacobi said the resident was armed with a handgun.

Police are asking residents in the area of 16th and Oklahoma and 16th and Park with surveillance cameras to share any footage of suspicious behavior with police.

Those with information about the incident or the other two suspects involved are asked to contact police by calling (580) 242-7000 or contact Garfield County Crime Stoppers. Those with information can report an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at (580) 233-6233, www.enid.org/departments/police or text to 274637, typing “Enid” and a message in the text box.

Those submitting a tip could earn a reward up to $1,000 and will not be required to testify nor be identified.

Information also can be shared with Enid Police Department through its Facebook page, www.facebook.com/EnidPolice/.

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Rains is police and court reporter for the Enid News & Eagle. Follow him on Twitter, @cassrains.
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