The Oklahoma City Police Department confirms a suspect is in the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds following an officer-involved shooting.
Police said the suspect, a Department of Corrections inmate Kirk Dustin Shields, walked away from the Carver Transitional Center Wednesday afternoon.
The OCPD says, officers were called to the area of West Park Place and Linn Avenue on a report of a suspicious subject.
Upon arrival, an officer said Shields appeared to be holding a crowbar. Then, he took off.
According to the officer, he chased the suspect to the side of a home, when the suspect turned toward him. The officer said he charged his Taser, but it failed to work.
According to the OCPD, the officer retreated and then fired at Shields.
“The suspect went to the ground was taken into custody. He’s been taken to a local hospital,” said OCPD Captain Bo Mathews.
Shields was struck multiple times, but doctors say he is expected to survive.
Before officers arrived, Captain Mathews said the suspect allegedly beat up another man, who has also been taken to the hospital. That victim’s condition is unknown at this time.
“There are some people that saw the initial fight, where the suspect had beat up somebody. Also, we have witnesses to the officer-involved shooting.”
The investigation into the incident is ongoing. The officer involved will be placed on administrative leave.
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