OCPD: Officer Shot In The Leg, Suspect Shot And Killed In SW OKC

Friday, February 6th 2015, 8:31 pm

By: News 9

For the second time in just four months an Oklahoma City police officer is shot in the line of duty.

Officials with the Oklahoma City Police Department (OCPD) confirm an officer was shot in the leg. His injuries are not life threatening. Authorities told News 9 the suspect was shot and killed. 

The call came in after 7 p.m. Friday for the reported shooting on the 1000 block of S.W. 62nd Street.

Authorities said it all started when police got a tip that a man wanted for robbery was near 62nd Street and Klein. According to OCPD, a police officer saw a car in a driveway on S.W. 62nd Street and the suspect was inside. The suspect was the passenger in the vehicle with a woman, according to police.

Authorities said the suspect tried to get the female to drive off, but she didn't. And when police tried to take the suspect into custody, he reportedly reached down and grabbed a gun. 

"Officers warned him to drop the gun, he pointed the gun at the officers and then fired shots at our officers. One of our officers was hit in the leg," said OCPD's Cpt. Paco Balderrama.

OCPD officials told News 9 the officer is recovering at OU Medical Center and is expected to be OK.

Four OCPD officers and one Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office deputy were at the scene during the shooting. 

According to police, the suspect had a number of felony warrants. His name was not immediately released.

Stay with News 9 and News9.com for updates on this developing story.


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