BROKEN ARROW, Okla - 27-year-old Briceton Hollander is officially behind bars after police say he shot a man and stole three cars from Jimmy Long Truck Country dealership on Monday.
“He could have been my son, he’s a good looking kid, nice kid, very polite, he’s just in the wrong crowd and took the wrong path,” said Jimmy Long.
“After meeting the kid when he was test driving my car it just still amazes me, I have a son his age and he just doesn’t seem like someone that would do something like that,” said Long.
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Wednesday morning, police formed a search for Hollander and schools went on lock down. They said the suspect tried carjacking a vehicle a Jim’s One Stop convenience store.
“The carjacking suspect matched the description of our shooting suspect from early Monday morning,” said Broken Arrow Police Officer James Koch.
Police learned Hollander took off in a stolen minivan. Investigators later found Hollander at the Flying J Truck stop in Edmond where they took him into custody. Hollander’s mother tells 2 Works For You, her son had been mixed up in drugs. Long said Hollander’s family even reached out to him after their son stole from his cars.
“I spoke to them for about 30 minutes and I could hear the anguish and pain in their voice and the tears and the kid is just, he's lost,” said Long.
Long said he’s glad Hollander is arrested, but hopes he can get help.
“I forgive him, ya know, what do you do? I’m not going to hold any ill towards him and I’m just glad that they found him and he’s in custody and the process can go forward from there,” said Long.
Hollander’s mother tells 2 Works For You, she hopes her son has learned a lesson and can grow from it. Police said Hollander is being booked into Wagoner County Jail.
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