UPDATE: Industrial Boulevard Shooting

Date of Press Release: 
Thu, 01/11/2018
Press Release By: 
Sarah Jensen

The Norman Police Department responded to a report of an active shooter at 2200 Industrial Boulevard just after 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. Once on-scene, officers located the suspect, later identified as 55-year-old William Ray Adams, with a gunshot wound to the face and neck along with one female, later identified as 32-year-old Colette Wind, with a gunshot wound to the arm. Officers then quickly cleared and secured the building.

Preliminary information indicates that Adams entered the business located at 2200 Industrial Boulevard wearing a gas mask and attempted to remove his wife, an employee of the business, from the building against her will. Adams fired one shot striking Wind, a coworker of the wife, in the arm. At this time, another coworker attempted to stop Adams and was able to shoot the suspect with his own weapon.

Officers immediately began to provide medical care at the scene. Both Wind and Adams were transported to OU Medical Center by EMSSTAT.

Wind remains hospitalized in fair condition. 

Adams was transported to the Cleveland County Detention Center Friday and booked in on complaints of attempted kidnapping, assault and battery with a deadly weapon, feloniously pointing a firearm, possessing a firearm while in the commission of a felony, and assault while masked.

As investigators were processing the scene, items in the suspect’s vehicle led them to believe explosives could possibly be inside the vehicle. As a precaution, the NPD’s Hazardous Devices Unit was activated. The unit determined
that there were several propane tanks in the vehicle, but no explosives were located.

The incident remains under investigation by the Norman Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division.