OKC Police Release Names Of Suspects, Details In Officer-Involved Shooting

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 1:48 pm
By: News 9


OKLAHOMA CITY - Police have released the names of four men arrested after an officer-involved shooting Wednesday in northwest Oklahoma City.

Police say around 7 p.m., officers responded to a call of shots fired in a parking lot at 6221 W. Wilshire. They arrived and discovered the suspects had already sped away. Officers spoke to witnesses and obtained descriptions of the suspects' vehicles.

About 30 minutes later, Gang Unit officers spotted one of the cars and pulled it over at 7204 Lyrewood Lane, which is southeast of W. Wilshire Blvd. and N. Rockwell Avenue. The car had been reported stolen earlier in the day. Four men were inside the vehicle.

Police say as the car came to a stop, 20-year-old Johnathan Patterson jumped out and ran. Sgt. Ronnie Waugh caught up to him, but Patterson refused to surrender. Police say Patterson began fighting with the officer and even reached for a gun in the front waistband of his pants. Sgt. Waugh pulled his own firearm and fired it at Patterson.

Patterson was not hit by the gunfire. He immediately surrendered and was arrested. The three other suspects in the car were also taken into custody and booked into Oklahoma County Jail. They are Patrick Bruner, 47, Keith Lewis, 23, and Jonathan Berry, 19.

Patterson was arrested on complaints of battery on a police officer, possession of a firearm, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and use of a vehicle to facilitate use of a firearm. Bruner, Lewis and Berry were arrested on complaints of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and use of a vehicle to facilitate the discharge of a firearm.

Sgt. Waugh has been placed on paid administrative leave while the department investigates.