Police have identified a man who was found dead following a standoff with authorities in northwest Oklahoma City, on Tuesday.
The police department held a news conference Wednesday morning, identifying the deceased suspect as 43-year-old Leo Mackie.
News 9 learned that at about 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, US Marshals responded to a home near N.W. 83rd St. and N. MacArthur Blvd. to look for an armed robbery suspect. Oklahoma City police officers then responded to assist.
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Before the officers could get into the home to interview the first subject, a second subject, later identified as Mackie, reportedly ran into the home. Officers then reported hearing a loud bang, similar to a gunshot, from inside the home, according to police.
At about 6 p.m., police obtained a search warrant, and a tactical team entered the home. Inside, they found Mackie dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
News 9 learned that Mackie was a teacher’s assistant and coach at Putnam City North High School. He was fired from the school in February, shortly after a 16-year-old female student alleged that she and Mackie had a consensual, sexual relationship. An arrest warrant was then issued for Mackie. He was wanted on a complaint of first-degree rape.
According to police, it turns out the robbery suspect, who authorities were originally looking for, was not at that home.