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Norman shooting suspect released from hospital, booked into jail

William Ray Adams, 55, was booked into the Cleveland County Detention Center Jan. 12 after being released from the hospital. (Cleveland County Detention Center)

A man suspected in an active shooter situation in Norman has been released from the hospital and booked into the Cleveland Detention Center.

William Ray Adams, 55, was booked Jan. 12. The Norman Police Department reports that at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 10 police were called to reports of an active shooter at Bergey Windpower, 2200 Industrial Boulevard. On scene, police found the suspect, 55-year-old William Ray Adams suffering from a gunshot wound to the face and neck. Authorities also discovered 32-year-old Colette Wind suffering from a gunshot wound to the arm.


After an investigation, police determined that Adams entered the business wearing a gas mask and attempted to forcibly remove his wife, who is an employee of Bergey Windpower.

Wind attempted to intervene and was allegedly shot by Adams. A second co-worker then jumped in and began an altercation with Adams. During the altercation, the co-worker was able to shoot Adams with his own weapon. Wind and Adams were transported from the scene. At last check, Wind was still in the hospital in "fair" condition.

Adams faces 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.

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