Suspect Dies in Officer Involved Shooting

Sunday, June 28th 2009, 12:48 am
By: News 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- A suspect was shot and killed in an officer involved shooting Sunday night near NW 112 Street and Shasta Lane.

Oklahoma City police officer James Williams was responding to a disturbance call at about 7:30 p.m. when 21-year-old Peter Crawford showed up at the home with a gun.

Officer James Williams repeatedly asked Crawford to drop his firearm. When Crawford did not respond, Williams discharged his gun at Crawford. Crawford died from the gunshot wound.

Police are still investigating the incident. Officer Williams is on paid administrative leave.

Police are also investigating a car that ran off the road and hit a mailbox down the street from the shooting. It is unclear if this crash is related to the officer involved shooting.