Police Investigate SE OKC Officer-Involved Shooting

Thursday, January 10th 2019, 5:48 am
By: News 9

Authorities are investigating a southeast Oklahoma City officer-involved shooting, Thursday morning.

According to officials, the incident began as a pursuit at SE 23rd Street and South Byers Avenue and ended near Wheeler Elementary School.

Officials said the chase initiated after a white male driving a stolen vehicle failed to pull over for a traffic stop.  

The suspect ditched his vehicle near the west side of the elementary school and started running with a gun in his hand. 

One officer tried to use a Taser to subdue the suspect but it had no effect. 

Officials said officers ordered the suspect to put his gun down, but he failed to do so, leading to two officer firing shots and hitting him. 

When the suspect was given medical treatment, officers noted the suspect was wearing a tactical bulletproof vest.

The suspect, who was identified as 30-year-old Cody Alan Longstreet, was taken by EMSA to a local hospital. He does not have life-threatening injuries.

The officers involved in the shooting will be put on paid administrative leave. 

The officers involved in the shooting has been identified as Sgt. Joshua Castlebury and officer Troy Nitzky. Castlebury is a 10-year veteran of the department and Nitzky has been with the department for four years.

Classes at Wheeler Elementary have been cancelled, Thursday, while officials investigate.  


This is a developing story. Stay with News 9 for updates as information becomes available. 


This is a developing story. Stay with News 9 for updates as information becomes available. 

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