‘Very Scary Situation’: Suspect Wearing Body Armor Shot By Edmond Police After Firing Rounds

Wednesday, August 11th 2021, 10:03 pm
By: Feliz Romero

EDMOND, Oklahoma -

An Edmond man is in the hospital after police said he shot at his friend and opened fire as officers responded.

The terrifying shootout unfolded in a community on Oakridge Drive and East 2nd Street.

Wednesday evening a man ran into the Aspen Coffee Shop.

“He was saying that he had been shot by a man he came to check on in this neighborhood back here,” said Emily Ward, the Edmond Police Information Officer.

Edmond police said the victim was injured but it’s unclear if he was shot or hurt himself trying to get away.

“He was hunching over, limping a little,” said Avery Hamlin who works at Aspen Coffee.

Police said the suspect opened fire inside the home when they set up a perimeter at the scene.

“The police called us and they said evacuate and so we got out. All of us got out and we were just kind of standing in front of the store,” said Hamlin.

“While we were out here there were shots from inside the house. It is unclear if he was shooting at us or if he was just shooting randomly. He was exiting his home wearing body armor,” said Ward.

Police said the suspect continued to shoot.

“That’s when our officers shot him. He was hit once and it was a non-life-threatening injury,” said Ward.

Paramedics transported the suspect to the hospital.

“Very scary situation for all of these folks but luckily, we kept the injuries to a minimum,” she said.

Ward said the officers were not seriously injured. Agents from OSBI responded to the scene. Investigators have not released the suspect’s name.