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OKC police officer shoots suspect in struggle


OKLAHOMA CITY – Police in Oklahoma City said an officer shot a suspect just before 9 a.m. Tuesday. 

The shooting happened when officers responded to a call about a domestic fight on the 2100 block of N.W. 32nd St.

“One officer responded, he responded around 8:34 a.m., and he encountered someone who resembled one half of the domestic out in the street and a struggle ensued and that suspect was shot fatally,” OKC Police Capt. Dexter Nelson said.

Police found a stolen semi-automatic gun they said the suspect used to threaten the officer, Anthony Franklin, during the fight.

“The house is quite a ways away from the location where the struggle took place,” Capt. Nelson said. “The officers, we don’t believe, ever made it to the house.”

Police kept much of the neighborhood blocked off Tuesday as they began their investigation.

“Right now it doesn’t appear that there is anything unusual, based on some past investigations so far but we won’t know until we of course talk to the officer,” Nelson said.

Officer Franklin was treated at the hospital for minor injuries from the fight.

He has been with the force five years and will be placed on administrative leave during the investigation.

The name and age of the suspect have not been released.