Stillwater man shot after drawing weapons

Ponca City Now - March 29, 2018 11:30 am

A Stillwater man died Wednesday night after two Stillwater Police officers shot him after he drew weapons.

At 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, Stillwater Police responded to check the welfare of a subject who called 911 indicating he was suicidal. The caller also stated he was armed with a gun and a knife. The caller told the dispatcher he was walking south from an apartment complex on north Boomer Road and that he was going to jump out in front of traffic.

Two officers observed a male subject walking south on the east sidewalk of the 1300 block of north Boomer Road.  The officers approached the man to find out if he was the caller.  As the officers approached the man, he produced a pistol and a knife. Both of the officers fired their weapons and the man was shot. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Neither of the officers were injured in the incident.

Authorities have not identified the man. Stillwater Police Department has requested the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation investigate the shooting.


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