1 In Critical Condition After Overnight Police Shooting In NE OKC

Tuesday, August 11th 2020, 3:40 am
By: News 9


Police said a man is in critical condition Tuesday morning after he was shot by Oklahoma City officers overnight near Northeast 23rd Street and North Martin Luther King Avenue.

According to authorities, officers were responding to a domestic call in the area when they spotted the man walking down the street with a gun in his hand. The man began to walk toward officers after they told him to put the weapon down.

"So this subject was carrying the gun in his hands, handling the firearm, and refused to follow the officers instructions to drop the firearm. Then began approaching and advancing on the officers. That's when they discharged their firearms," said Oklahoma City police Capt. Larry Withrow. "But officers were wearing body worn cameras at the time. This will be available at a later date."

The man injured was identified as 32-year-old James Harmon.

The shooting involved two officers. Both of them have been placed on administrative leave.

The officers were identified as Sgt. Jonathan Thomas, a six-year veteran of the department, and officer Cody Fry, a four-year veteran of the department.

No other injuries were reported.

This is a developing story.