Man Shot By Edmond Police Officer Wanted To Die
EDMOND, Oklahoma - Edmond police release the 911 call from Tuesday's officer-involved shooting incident.
According to police, Ricky Allen Elder, 28, was the man shot in the incident after he made the 911 call himself.
Police say Elder called 911 from his apartment around 11:40 a.m. Tuesday to report "shots fired" outside of the Los Arcos Mexican Restaurant near 2nd Street and Bryant Avenue. After he made the call, he showed up at the location carrying what police believed was a legitimate firearm. Turns out, Elder was carrying a plastic gun that looked like a real Colt 1911 revolver.
Elder later admitted to police that he made the 911 call because he wanted to commit suicide by forcing police to shoot him.
During the incident, police say Elder refused to drop the gun and even pointed it toward police. That's when Sgt. Anthony Fike fired back, hitting Elder in the stomach.
Elder underwent surgery Tuesday for his injuries at Presbyterian Hospital. He is listed in critical condition. If he survives, he will face a felony charge of assaulting a police officer.
Sergeant Fike has been with the Edmond Police Department for 28 years. He is on routine paid Administrative leave until the investigation is completed.