Autopsy: Police shot Oklahoma man holding knife 10 times
The Associated Press and The Lawton Constitution - October 27, 2018 10:14 am
(Information from: The Lawton Constitution, http://www.swoknews.com)
LAWTON, Okla. (AP) – An Oklahoma Medical Examiner report says a man killed by police in July was shot 10 times.
The Lawton Constitution reports that the autopsy also found that 41-year-old Millard Clark Jr. was under the influence of methamphetamine at the time of his death.
Lawton Police Department Officers James Carr and Christopher Blessing were called to an apartment on July 3 to investigate a disturbance.
An incident report says Clark was standing with two butcher knives when the officers arrived. The report says Clark charged at the officers and cut Carr with a knife. The report further states that both officers fired at Clark, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says Carr was treated for multiple knife wounds. The bureau’s investigation of the shooting found that the officers’ actions were justified.