Suspect In Deadly OKC Officer-Involved Shooting Has Criminal Past

Monday, December 11th 2017, 5:23 pm

New details have emerged from Sunday’s fatal officer-involved shooting in southeast Oklahoma City.

Police say the officer, Bethany Sears, remains at a local hospital with injuries to her face and hands.

The deceased suspect has been identified as Kyle Mihecoby.

According to records, Mihecoby is a 28-year-old Oklahoma City man with an arrest history in multiple counties.

Mihecoby was convicted of domestic abuse in Oklahoma County in June. According to family friends, he is a father.

Oklahoma City Police say Officer Sears was wearing a body camera during the incident, but it likely fell off during the struggle against the suspect.

Just after 6 p.m. Sunday, Sears went to check on Mihecoby, who was lying on the side of Southeast 59th Street.

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Oklahoma City Police say Mihecoby began fighting Sears, and Sears used her pepper spray on him.

Police say Mihecoby then punched Sears in the face. When Sears used her taser on the suspect, Mihecoby somehow got ahold of it and attempted to use it, according to police.

That’s when, police say, Sears resorted to using her gun on Mihecoby.

The suspect was pronounced dead on the scene.

Sears has two years of experience on the force.

This is the eighth officer-involved shooting in Oklahoma City this year.

Mihecoby’s family declined to comment to News 9.

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