Police ID Officers Involved In Deadly NW OKC Shooting

Monday, December 14th 2020, 6:07 pm
By: News 9

Police have identified two officers who fatally shot a homeless man on Friday in northwest Oklahoma City.

Master Sgt. Keith Duroy, a 28-year veteran of the department, and Sgt. Clifford Holman, a seven-year veteran of the department, were the officers who fatally shot 60-year-old Bennie Edwards, police said.

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Officers were called to the 2100 block of W Hefner Road in reference to a man bothering customers outside of a store.

When officers arrived, police said Edwards was holding a knife.

Officers tried to Taser him and use OC spray on him but they said it was ineffective.

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The man ran toward an officer while holding the knife and two officers fired, police said.

One officer suffered a minor injury and is expected to be OK.

Both officers were placed on administrative leave.