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Man Shot By Edmond Police Needed Help, Says Ex-Girlfriend

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Elder made the 911 call to Bryant Square on Tuesday morning. He was carrying a gun when officers arrived, a gun that turned out to be fake. Elder made the 911 call to Bryant Square on Tuesday morning. He was carrying a gun when officers arrived, a gun that turned out to be fake.

A former girlfriend of Ricky Elder, the man who tried to commit suicide by having police shoot him, says she was not surprised when she heard about what happened.

She says during the two months she was with him, she begged him to get help, but that he refused, and threatened to end it all.

"I thought to myself I'd probably see him on the news one day."

3/14/2012 Related Story: Man Shot By Edmond Police Wanted To Die

The former girlfriend does not want to be identified, but says she's concerned about her ex-boyfriend. The same man who Edmond police say was shot in the stomach by one of their officers on Tuesday.

As it turned out, Elder made the 911 call to Bryant Square on Tuesday morning. He was carrying a gun when officers arrived, a gun that turned out to be fake.

"I knew right off that he had an alcohol problem," said the girlfriend. "And I told his mom about it."

3/13/2012 Related Story: Edmond Police Investigate Officer-Involved Shooting, One Wounded

But she says the problem only got worse, to the point she couldn't take it anymore.

"This person can be helped," says Dr. Stewart Beasley, PHD, a psychologist in Edmond. "With the new medications we have, the new treatment modalities that we have. It's getting him into the system so he can receive the help that he needs.

Elder's mother says she did try to get her son help at a crisis center earlier this month, but that all the beds were full.

Elder has been upgraded from critical to serious condition after suffering a gunshot wound.

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