Edmond Man Shot By Police Now In Serious Condition

Friday, March 16th 2012, 1:53 pm
By: News 9

An Edmond man who forced police to shoot him on Tuesday is now in serious condition.

Police said 28-year-old Ricky Elder was upgraded from critical condition on Friday.

It happened outside of the Los Arcos Mexican Restaurant near 2nd Street and Bryant Avenue around 11:40 a.m. Tuesday, when officers responded to a shots-fired call.

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Police said Elder wanted officers to kill him, and it turned out he called 911 himself to report gunfire.

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An officer shot Elder after he refused to drop his weapon. He was transported to Presbyterian Hospital in critical condition on Tuesday.

Elder's gun turned out to not be real.