Simms Is Nabbed In A Killing
Maintenance Worker Dead On Saturday
By THOMAS E. SEWARD
Special to the Chronicl
An arrest has been made in the fatal shooting of an apartment complex maintenance worker.
Prosecutors believe Jimmy L. Simms, 21, held a loaded gun to the head of a pregnant woman before killing the victim.
The suspect was arrested on a complaint of first-degree murder and was also charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon.
Greg Hill, 52, was killed in the incident.
Mr. Hill, of Oklahoma City, was found about 5 a.m. Saturday when police responded to a shots-fired call at an apartment complex near 711 NE 26th St.
Witnesses described hearing a heated disturbance followed by gunshots. Officers found Mr. Hill lying outside an apartment.
Police reported in a court affidavit that Mr. Hill, a maintenance man at the Liberty Station Apartments, was shot after he went to confront Mr. Simms.
“Witnesses at the scene said Mr. Hill was at their apartment when they heard a single gunshot outside and a male and female arguing. Greg went outside and confronted them, asking them to be quiet and keep it down,” an officer wrote in the affidavit.
Keonna Calin, who is pregnant and the mother of Mr. Simms’ child, told police she was asked to drive to the apartment complex to pick up a friend.
When Miss Calin pulled up to the complex, Mr. Simms and the friend came out and were arguing.
Miss Calin said Mr. Simms “pushed past” the woman, entered the front passenger side of her vehicle, put a handgun to her head and pulled the trigger, but the gun did not fire, the affidavit said.
Miss Calin told officers that Mr. Simms then fired a shot into the dash of her car. She said she saw a man come out of an apartment to confront Mr. Simms, and as she was driving away with her 22-month-old child, she heard two to three more gunshots, according to the affidavit.
Mr. Hill was taken to the University of Oklahoma Medical Center, where he died.
According to court records, Mr. Simms was charged in December in Oklahoma County District Court with domestic assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery domestic abuse. The case is pending.
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