OSBI investigating Lawton shooting
Beverly Bryant - March 26, 2018 11:23 am
OSBI special agents are investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened in Lawton early Sunday morning.
A patrol officer heard gunfire in the 1800 block of S.W. Lee. The officer followed the sounds to a parking lot of a nightclub. When the officer pulled up to the lot, people were pointing to a car speeding away.
The officer pursued and attempted a traffic stop. The car’s driver pulled into the Goodwill Village West apartment complex. The officer blocked in the car as the car’s passenger ran from the vehicle.
The officer pursued the man on foot. As the officer was chasing the man, Steven Anthony Thompson, 27, reportedly began to turn toward the officer with a gun in his hand. The officer fired several times, striking him in the abdomen and lower leg.
Emergency medical personnel transported Thompson to Comanche Memorial hospital. He is expected to survive.
OSBI will prepare a comprehensive written report for the district attorney. The DA will determine if the shooting was justified.