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OCPD Sergeant Says He Pointed A Gun In Self-Defense

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He said it was an act of self-defense, but an Oklahoma City police sergeant faces charges for pulling his gun on a moving car.

Sgt. Cecil Moss is a 12-year veteran of the force, and while he pulled the weapon, he never actually fired it.

Oklahoma City police question whether Sgt. Moss's life was in danger when he pointed his gun at another person.

Police said the veteran was off duty when the incident happened early last month.

It started at a home off Miller Avenue in northwest Oklahoma City on April 4.

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Police said Moss was helping a relative move out of a home she shares with her estranged boyfriend and their two children.

“This is involving some people that he is related to, and it escalated,” said Capt. Paco Balderrama, OCPD.

Documents said the boyfriend arrived at the home with one of the children and tried to run out with the second.

Police said Sgt. Moss began chasing the man through the house. The man eventually dropped the baby in its carrier in the living room and ran outside.

“Somehow the victim in the case got in the vehicle with another relative of his and a child in the car,” said Balderrama.

Police said he jumped into the passenger's seat and told the driver to go, slamming the car into reverse and forcing the driver to accelerate.

The car began going the wrong direction on Miller Avenue driving erratically. The suspect eventually put the car in drive.

Sgt. Moss said at that point, the car was headed directly toward him.

When the suspect was about 100 feet away, Moss pulled his gun and pointed it toward the car. He said he thought the man was going to run him over, but never fired his weapon because there was a child in the backseat.

“We feel confident that after this investigation, and charges were presented, that the right thing was done,” said Balderrama.

Moss said the car grazed his right leg around his knee area and took off.

Moss will be on paid administrative leave as the internal investigation continues.

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