Previous altercations between parties led to a drive-by shooting near Chelsea and the arrest of three teens and one adult Friday afternoon.

William Lucas Mayberry, 20, Jerry Landon Riley, 19, a 15-year-old male and a 14-year-old male were all booked into the Rogers County Jail on charges of transporting a loaded firearm and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on Friday.

The victim of the shooting was a passenger in a vehicle heading southbound on Highway 66 just south of Chelsea, Rogers County Investigator Sarah Whitworth said.

According to Whitworth, the victim and an unidentified driver were heading south on 66 when the suspect vehicle turned off County Road 422 onto 66 in the same direction.

The two vehicles were then driving side-by-side along 66 with the victim’s vehicle driving in the left lane of traffic, Whitworth said. At that point, one of the suspects fired one round out of a shotgun from the vehicle, which struck the passenger in the second vehicle.

Trying to get a description and tag number, the victim’s vehicle followed the shooters for a short distance before returning to John’s Refuse, a business in Chelsea’s Industrial Park, to call 911, according to Whitworth. She added that the victim, whose name was not released, was then flown by helicopter to a Tulsa hospital where he underwent surgery. Whitworth said a good portion of the victim’s right hand was damaged by the shotgun blast.

The victim reported the suspects recognized the driver from a previous altercation one week prior to the shooting, according to Whitworth.

The Rogers County Sheriff’s Office gave a description of the suspect vehicle in an all points bulletin, which Chelsea Police picked up on. According to Chief Kenny Kelsey, his officers were familiar with the vehicle description.

However, officers did not find the vehicle or the suspects, but the suspects found the officers.

According to Whitworth, the father of two of the suspects heard the vehicle description on the scanner, figured out what was going on and who authorities were searching for, and found all four suspects. After locating the suspects, the father drove them to the Chelsea Police Department and the four turned themselves in.

Officials discovered the suspect vehicle at another location based on statements from the suspects, where they found shotguns inside.

During the interview with the suspects, Whitworth said one of the suspects also reported previous altercations with one of the men in the victim’s vehicle.

No bond has been set for any of the suspects. Whitworth said the 15-year-old suspect will be charged as a youthful offender, and the 14-year-old was being housed at a juvenile detention center and will be charged as a juvenile.

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