Altus police shoot, wound man who pointed weapon at officer

Ponca City Now - December 21, 2015 11:09 am

ALTUS, Okla. (AP) – The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says a man was shot and wounded by an Altus police officer after pointing a weapon at the officer.

The OSBI says Altus police were attempting to arrest 35-year-old Pete Mendoza Miranda Junior at a home in southwest Altus on Saturday when Miranda barricaded himself with a handgun inside a bedroom.

The OSBI says police told agents that Miranda then ran from the home with officers chasing on foot until he hid behind a vehicle and pointed a pistol at an officer. One officer then opened fire and struck Miranda twice. Miranda was treated and released at a hospital before being arrested on a felony warrant for knowingly concealing stolen property, possession of controlled dangerous drugs, and use of a firearm while committing a felony.

 

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