Edmond officer identified in fatal shooting

Ponca City Now - June 3, 2015 8:45 am

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) – Edmond police have identified an officer who authorities say fatally shot a man who refused to drop his gun and pointed it at officers.

Officer Neil Martin remains on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of an investigation into the May 27 fatal shooting of 24-year-old Garrett Roderick Sandeno of Edmond.

The Oklahoman reports that Martin is a 15-year veteran of the force.

A police spokeswoman says officers were called to a residence by Sandeno’s wife and ordered him multiple times to drop his weapon. She says Sandeno pointed his gun at officers, prompting Martin to shoot at him twice, hitting him once in the chest.

Sandeno was taken to an Oklahoma City hospital, where he later died.


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