Officer-Involved Shooting Reported In East Edmond Neighborhood
EDMOND, Oklahoma - Police are investigating a deadly officer-involved shooting near East 15th and Bryant.
Police are still trying to piece together the sequence of events that lead to a man's death.
The woman who called 911 did tell the dispatcher her husband had a history of suicidal thoughts.
“I was going to pick up my kids from daycare, and the first police officers come in with his light on and then I saw several fire trucks and the fire SUV,” said neighbor, Dale Sheller.
Police say around 5:00, a woman called 911 saying her husband had several weapons and may try to kill himself.
That was after she told him she wanted a divorce.
“She told us she has left the house and had left the area and she had wanted us to go check on him because he was suicidal,” said Jenny Monroe, Edmond PD.
When police arrived, they found the 24-year-old man walking around the neighborhood with a gun.
“Our officers asked him to put down the weapon multiple times,” said Monroe.
Shots were fired and the man was hit once.
“My wife said that she thought that she heard a shot, so I came out, I looked, saw all of this, thought, what in the world could be going on,” said Tallent.
But it's unclear if it was self-inflicted or if he was shot by responding officers.
Investigators are trying to piece together exactly what happened.
“We have some witnesses in the neighborhood, and so we're interviewing them and obviously interviewing the multiple officers that responded to this call,” said Monroe.
Tallent says this is one that has caught him and his neighbors by surprise.
“I've lived here for probably 21 years and this is the first time that I can remember anything like this happening,” said Tallent.
The man was taken to an area hospital where he later died.
Edmond Police have placed one officer on standard administrative leave pending further investigation of this incident.
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