Witness Talks About Early-Morning Standoff In NW OKC Neighborhood


Saturday, July 20th 2013, 5:32 pm
By: News 9


A traffic stop turned into an all-night standoff after the suspect grabbed a police officer's gun, then barricaded himself inside a vacant house in northwest Oklahoma City.

Police were on his tail, caught up with the guy and surrounded the house.

"It was just crazy. I mean they were jumping the fence. They were huddle over there at the back of the house," said Ola, who lives next door to the house where the standoff happened. "I seen the big guns. I have a baby and his room is right on that side and he was like ‘yeah, you might need to get him and move him as far away from that side.'"

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Oklahoma City police say the suspect was first stopped near N.W. 92nd St. and Harvey around 2:30 a.m. Saturday. After a scuffle with the officer, the suspect got a hold of the officer's gun, firing it at the officer. Luckily he missed.

The suspect finally surrendered and no additional shots were fired. Oklahoma City police say their officer received minor injuries during the altercation.

The suspect also sustained minor injuries from trying to bust into the vacant house. Both were treated on scene. The suspect was taken to the county jail.