Officer, Suspect Injured After Domestic Call In OKC Ends In Police Shooting


Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 11:38 pm
By: Dana Hertneky


An update to a story we were first to bring you Tuesday afternoon, an officer-involved shooting in Northwest Oklahoma City.

A police officer and a suspect struggled, leaving the officer injured and the suspect with a gunshot wound.

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Both the suspect and the officer were taken to the hospital. We still don't know the suspect's condition. The officer is believed to have minor injuries to his arm.

Officers were called to the Lake Park Condominiums on 10th and Davis at about 3 p.m. Tuesday, on a report of domestic violence. But police said the man inside the condo got into a fight with an officer who eventually ended up shooting him.

"I feel like I don't want to feel, I don't want to think the worst," Crystal Phillips said.

Crystal Phillips is a cousin of the suspect who found out about the shooting after a call from her mom.

"She just said Golda got shot, and we don't know he was outside and we think there was a police officer," Phillips said.

Police said during the fight, the officer at first tried to use less-lethal force.

"We are not saying what that is right now, because that is under investigation. We don't know if he used one less lethal or more than one," said Captain Dexter Nelson with the Oklahoma City Police Department.

But that didn't work. Police said the officer was injured in the fight, but was still able to shoot the suspect.

"A second officer responded and continued the struggle with the suspect and was able to take the suspect into custody," Nelson said.

Police are not releasing any information about that suspect as of Tuesday night. The officer who fired the shot will be placed on administrative leave pending investigation. That is department policy.