OCPD Confirms Identity Of Armed Suspect Shot By Officers

Wednesday, August 10th 2022, 1:58 pm

By: News 9


Oklahoma City police identified the armed man shot by SWAT team officers during a standoff Tuesday afternoon.

Authorities said 51-year-old Derek Dennis was armed on the porch of a home near Northwest 122nd Street and North Western Avenue looking for someone he used to know.

The homeowner, who was in Florida when she saw Dennis on a doorbell camera, called police with a description of Dennis.

Related: OCPD Shoots Armed Suspect In NW OKC Neighborhood

Officers said Dennis fired one shot towards a nearby pond. OCPD officer Michael Poe then returned fire, hitting the suspect.

OCPD said Dennis remains hospitalized at this time.

He will booked into the Oklahoma County Detention Center on an assault with a deadly weapon complaint.


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