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Man Charged After Aiming Laser at Police Helicopter

On October 16, 2018, Aaron Donaciano Camarillo-Morales, was charged by criminal complaint in U.S. District Court, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, after he aimed a laser at an Oklahoma City Police Department (OCPD) Air Support Unit Helicopter (Air 1). 

The complaint alleges that on the evening of September 18, 2018, a laser struck Air 1 while it was in flight, temporarily blinding the pilot. The helicopter’s crew guided OCPD officers to a silver van and said the green laser light had come from that vehicle. The occupant of the van, who was identified as Camarillo-Morales, admitted that he’d aimed the laser and turned it over to the officers. 

DOT-OIG is conducting this investigation with OCPD. 

Note: Indictments, informations, and criminal complaints are only accusations by the Government. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.