Oklahoma City officer fatally shoots man on transit bus

Ponca City Now - June 28, 2016 6:54 pm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Oklahoma City police say an officer fatally shot a man on a public transit bus after a struggle.

Police Capt. Paco Balderrama said at a Monday news conference that police were responding to a vandalism call when the suspect, 42-year-old Miguel Angel Chavez-Angles, hijacked a car occupied by two female victims and forced them to drive off against their will.

The Oklahoman reports the suspect exited the vehicle and locked himself inside an auto repair shop, then boarded a bus.

Balderrama says the driver pulled over and ordered passengers off. Officers boarded, and Chavez-Angles grabbed for Officer Heather Lane’s gun.

Officer Daniel Carli shot Chavez-Angles several times at 4:45 p.m. Friday, killing him.

The involved officers are on paid routine administrative leave pending an investigation. Balderrama says a video from the bus will be released to the public.

 

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