Ponca City teen arrested following early morning shooting

May 11, 2024 | Featured|Police

BLACKWELL — Kay County Sheriff Steve Kelley said a Ponca City teen is in custody following a shooting reported in the early morning hours of Saturday.

Sergio Ernesto Aguilar was booked in the county jail on a shooting with intent to kill charge.

Kelley said that deputies responded to a residence in the area of Oklahoma 11 and 76th Street west of Blackwell, where an underage drinking party had been taken place.

“An 18-year-old male was shot in the stomach and taken to the hospital via private vehicle,” said Kelley. “He was then airlifted to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita with non-life threatening injuries. We began investigating and interviewed many of the 20-30 witnesses present. We learned that multiple rounds were fired into the crowd. Today we felt like we had enough information to arrest 19-year-old Sergio Aguilar. He was taken into custody between 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. and is being booked in the county jail.”

Kelley said the investigation is ongoing.