Man Dies Of Gunshot Fired By Police Officer In The Village

Sunday, July 26th 2020, 9:13 am
By: News 9, Tevis Hillis


A domestic argument led to a deadly officer-involved shooting Saturday afternoon in The Village.

"It is a quiet neighborhood,” resident Jason Bugbee said. “We know our immediate neighbors. We say hi and stuff.” 

Even in a quiet neighborhood, people knew there were issues inside of the home near North Pennsylvania Avenue and West Britton Road.

"This was kind of like getting ready to happen," said a neighbor who chose to remain anonymous.

Village and Nichols Hills Police arrived at the home around 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

"There was a banging on my door, not a knock,” the neighbor said. “It was a bang. And I looked out the door and saw a police car.”

The woman from the house was at the neighbor's front door asking for help.

The neighbor who chose to remain anonymous said the woman screamed, “They just shot my husband!”

Officers were first called to the scene to keep the peace, but at some point, while the officer was present, the police officer reached for his gun and started shooting.

Authorities also said the man produced a weapon at some point.

"He discharged his firearm striking the male part of this domestic situation," The Village Police Department Deputy Chief Russ Landon said.

The man the officer shot at was pronounced dead at the hospital. He has been identified as 49-year-old Christopher Poor.

The officer who discharged his firearm was not injured.

What lead to the shooting is still unknown. The Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office is investigating the case.

"But I have to look out: this is my neighborhood,” the anonymous neighbor said. “I want to know what is going on.”