Man Shot, Hurt by Oklahoma Police after Firing Rifle and Gun

Mike Seals - August 30, 2021 10:23 am

MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (AP) — Authorities on Sunday continued investigating the non-fatal shooting of a man by suburban Oklahoma City police after he had allegedly been firing a rifle and handgun while walking down a street.

Midwest City police officers who had responded to a shooting near a mall Friday morning found the man walking along a sidewalk and holding a rifle, according to investigators.

Witnesses told police the man had fired the rifle several times into the air.

Police say officers tried to get the man to drop the rifle, but he refused and continued to fire.

KFOR-TV in Oklahoma City reported officers used a stun gun on him but it had little effect on him.

The man then pulled out a handgun, starting firing again and began walking toward a nearby gas station, Interim Midwest City Police Chief Sid Porter told the television station.

“(He) still wouldn’t put (the gun) down, firing shots, and he looked like he was going into the store,” Porter said. “And then an officer fired at him.”

The man was shot a second time before he was arrested, Porter said.

The man, whose name was not immediately released, was taken to a hospital. His condition was not immediately known Sunday.

 

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