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Enid Police Department investigators canvass the area where a reported burglary ended with the death of one of three suspects Friday morning, Jan. 31, 2020.

ENID, Okla. — Enid Police Department was not releasing any further information into its investigation of a fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy last week on the city's east side.

Police did released a 911 call related to the incident. 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.

"You guys have already come 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 cannot 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 caller relayed information from another person heard in the background and told the dispatcher they might have gone toward the direction of KFC.

"They tried to kick the door," the caller said. "The blinds completely bounced off the window."

Police identified the boy shot and killed early Friday morning in the area of 16th and Oklahoma as Ezavier Lee Condit.

Amber Graham Fitzgerald, Enid Public Schools' director of communications , said Condit was student at Emerson Middle School but also had attended Longfellow Middle School.

"Counseling is being offered to students in need at both sites," she said. "Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with his family and friends, as well as others affected by last week's tragic events."

At 3:18 a.m. Friday, officers responded to a call of a burglary in progress at a residence in the area of 16th and Park, Capt. Tim Jacobi said.

"Arriving officers learned three suspects had attempted to force their way into the house and were confronted by an armed resident," Jacobi said. "The resident fired several rounds, and the suspects ran from the area."

Jacobi said the resident was armed with a handgun. Condit was found near 16th and Oklahoma suffering from a gunshot wound, the captain said.

"He was transported to St. Mary's Hospital where he died a short time later," Jacobi said. "The remaining two suspects have not been located."

Police closed streets and extended crime-scene tape at intersections in a two-block radius from 16th and Park. Investigators canvassed the area for evidence, at one point using a metal detector.

"The incident is still being actively investigated," he said.

Jacobi said police were 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/.


Rains writes for the Enid News & Eagle, a CNHI LLC publication.

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