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Home Invasion Leads To Deadly Officer-Involved Shooting In NW OKC

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It all went down Monday night, after the intruders kicked in the door at Crestpark Apartments near NW 2nd St. and Portland Ave. It all went down Monday night, after the intruders kicked in the door at Crestpark Apartments near NW 2nd St. and Portland Ave.
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Police were called out to a home invasion Monday night, but when they got to the scene one of the intruders got into a violent struggle with an officer and tried to take his rifle. The officer then shot and killed him.

It all went down Monday night, after the intruders kicked in the door at Crestpark Apartments near NW 2nd St. and Portland Ave. Inside the unit was a terrified 17-year-old girl who was home alone.

“All three of [the suspects] just bust through the door right there,” said Ronnell Wright, who is one of the tenants at the Crestpark apartments and says he witnessed Monday night's home invasion.

Police say they responded just after 8 p.m. and one of their officers, who happened to be carrying a rifle, came face-to-face with one of the intruders.

Police say that intruder was armed and grabbed at the rifle. The two then got into a violent struggle. The officer then shot at the suspect, who took off running.

That suspect, now identified as 22-year-old Ronald Turner, was later found dead inside a unit at the Newport apartments just a couple blocks away.

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“We still have a lot of witnesses who were at the scene, who saw what took place who we need to speak to,” said OKC Police Capt. Paco Balderrama. “And also we need to try to identify the other suspects who were inside the apartment.”

Investigators identified the police officers as Shawn Callaway, a 4-year veteran with the force. He has been placed on paid administrative leave while police continue their investigation. But witnesses we talked to say the officer's actions were justified.

“He grabbed the officer's muzzle of his AR-15,” said Robert Rafe, who says he witnessed the struggle between the Oklahoma City police officer and Turner.

Police say Turner was one of five people who kicked down a door at the Crestpark apartments during a violent home invasion.

Rafe says instead of giving up to responding officers, Turner attacked.

“Pulled his weapon fired once at the officer,” said Rafe. “The officer crouched and let off six shots.”

Oklahoma City police are still investigating whether Turner did indeed fire a shot. But they say their officer did see another threat while they struggled over his weapon.

“The officer could see that the suspect was armed,” said Balderrama. “And at some point he was able to disengage, pull a sidearm, and fire in the direction of the suspect.”

The woman who lives in the unit where the home invasion took place says she and her 17-year-old daughter are too terrified to talk on camera after what happened. But she says her daughter was home alone when the intruders kicked in their door and pointed a gun to her head.

News 9 checked and found out that Turner has a long criminal record.

Police are still trying to find the other intruders who were with Turner Monday night.

This is the first officer-involved shooting of the year. Police say in 2015 they had nine officer-involved shootings, seven of which resulted in the death of a suspect.

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