Suspect Killed In Officer-Involved Shooting In NW Oklahoma City

Monday, June 9th 2014, 9:44 pm
By: News 9

Police responded to a deadly officer-involved shooting in northwest Oklahoma City Monday night.

It happened in the area of NW 61st and Quapah Ave. around 8 p.m. when officers from OCPD and Warr Arces responded to a call about a stolen vehicle. 

Police say the owner of the stolen vehicle spotted the car on NW 45th and Ann Arbor. Police tried to stop the stolen vehicle with no luck so a pursuit began. The vehicle stopped in the 3100 block of NW 61st. Police say the suspect got out of the car and took off running.

According to OCPD Cap. Dexter Nelson, the suspect refused to obey commands from officers and continued to walk away. Officers deployed tasers on the suspect in an attempt to get him to stop, but were unsuccessful.

Another officer attempted to use a bean bag shotgun, but that too was ineffective. At some point, the suspect turned to officers with a large knife and was shot by police. 

Neighbors say they heard at least six gunshots.

"It was just one right after another, and that's when I got up and looked out the window and saw all the police officers coming in," said neighbor Whitney Jackson.

"I didn't know if it was just somebody on a rampage, or, all I thought was trying to keep my daughter and me safe," said neighbor Janet Smith.

The suspect has been identified as 43-year-old Roc LaRue.

Capt. Nelson says LaRue was taken to OU Medical Center in serious condition where he later died from his injuries. 

Oklahoma City police will handle the investigation.