Grady Co. Officer-Involved Shooting Recorded In 911 Call

Thursday, July 7th 2016, 11:08 pm
By: News 9

The OSBI is investigating an officer-involved shooting out of Grady County Wednesday night.

At this point, the name of the man who died is not being released. Authorities said he is about 60 years old and had a son at the scene Wednesday night.

By the sounds of the 911 call that came in just before 10 p.m. Thursday, things got heated at a home off Highway 17 in Grady County.

“You don’t want to piss me off, woman,” a man said in the recording.

The woman who called wasn't talking to first responders, but dispatchers could hear her boyfriend in the background.

“I’ll blow your G****** head off if you call me a liar,” he said.

At that point, the Grady County Sheriff's deputy was far away, so Rush Springs Police was called to help. And when the officer showed up, authorities said he walked out from in between two cars carrying a handgun.

“He’s got a gun, G****** it!” The woman shouted to the officer about her boyfriend.

Police said the officer gave the man multiple commands and he not only refused, but police said he was verbally aggressive.

“Come on m***********!” The man is heard saying.

The officer is heard saying “Drop the gun,” at least twice on the recording before the shot was fired.

“He finally made an aggressive move and the officer felt his life was in danger and the officer fire one shot, striking the subject. He fell immediately. He did not move. The officer called for additional units to assist him.  He secured the scene,” said Grady County Sheriff Jim Weir.

News 9 spoke with someone at the property Thursday afternoon, but they asked for privacy.

The officer involved is on paid administrative leave.

He had only been with Rush Springs police for about five months, but Grady County Sheriff Jim Weir believes the officer was justified in his actions.

Police said the woman involved was very intoxicated but was not injured.