Woman Recounts Deadly Police Shooting Outside Her SW OKC Apartment
OKLAHOMA CITY - A deadly police shootout at a southwest Oklahoma City apartment leaves some neighbors a little unsettled.
It happened around 12:30 a.m. Sunday inside a courtyard of the Brookwood Village Apartments located at SW 94 Street and Western Avenue.
“It was like ping, ping, ping, ping,” said one resident who didn’t want to be identified.
“I saw the flashes and I was in bed, I just rolled off the bed right on the floor,” she said.
The elderly woman invited News 9 inside her apartment to show where the bullets entered her apartment.
“If I’d been standing right here, I would've got it, so that's kind of nerve-racking,” she said pointing to bullet holes in her front door.
Her apartment was caught in the crossfire between police and the suspect. The two bullets that went through her front door flew across her living and then went completely through another wall into the kitchen.
“It was kind of scary for a while,” she admitted.
According to the Oklahoma City Police Department, two officers were responding to a disturbance call at the apartment complex, when the man opened fire.
“As they got out of their patrol cars and were walking up to the scene they became engaged in an armed confrontation with the suspect. During this armed confrontation, the suspect was shot and killed,” said Oklahoma City police Master Sgt. Gary Knight.
Nobody else was hurt, including the officers.
“There was police running all over the place and I was watching and that's when I spotted a man on the ground,” she said.
At daylight, the reality of what happened set in even more for the people that live here.
“There's a bullet hole in there,” she said pointing to two more bullet holes outside around a window, where just on the other side is her bed where she was sleeping.
“It was scary,” she said. “It could have been worse but I’m OK.”
Police are not releasing the names of the suspect or the officers involved in the shooting. However, the officers have been placed on routine administrative leave.