OKC Police Identify Man Shot, Killed By Officer

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 10:01 am
By: News 9

Oklahoma City Police have released the name of a man they say waved a stolen gun at an officer, forcing that officer to open fire.

Tristen Paul Anderson, 26, was shot and killed Tuesday morning at the intersection of Cashion and Youngs Boulevard. A woman called 911, saying Anderson was trying to force his way into her house.

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Officer Anthony Franklin encountered Anderson about a block away from the home. Police say Anderson brandished a gun, and he and Franklin engaged in a physical struggle before the officer broke away and shot Anderson.

Anderson died at the scene.

Police say Anderson is a felon with a history of arrests in Oklahoma City. According to the Oklahoma Department of Corrections website, Anderson was previously convicted of possession of a controlled, dangerous substance.