1 Dead After Officer-Involved Shooting In NW OKC
OKLAHOMA CITY - One person is dead after an officer-involved shooting in northwest Oklahoma City, police said.
The shooting happened about 11:10 p.m. Sunday at a hotel on Memorial Road between May and Pennsylvania avenues.
Police were called in reference to a possible homeless person in the hotel.
When they arrived, they found Haydon Taylor, 26, in the hallway of the third floor. Police said Taylor pulled out a knife and confronted the officer.
The officer, Grant Wheeler, gave Taylor verbal commands to put down the knife but police said Taylor failed to comply.
Wheeler fatally shot the person. Police said Taylor was given medical attention before paramedics arrived.
Paramedics took Taylor to a local hospital where he died.
Wheeler, a three-year veteran of the department, was placed on paid administrative leave.
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