OKLAHOMA CITY – A man is dead after police said he shot at an officer Wednesday.
Oklahoma City Police responded to N.E. 26th St. after a dispute between two neighbors got heated.
As the officer made his way to the scene, we’re told the man left the argument and went home to get a gun.
Some witnesses said the victim, who was carrying a rifle, was shot in the back while running away from the officer.
That conflicts with what investigators said happened.
“He was running away from the officer,” Brandon Hines said. “I think it’s totally disrespectful, I think they could have shot him one time in the leg or they could have not shot him at all because the gun wasn’t being aimed at them.”
“The officer saw the subject approaching with the rifle,” OKC Police Capt. Dexter Nelson said. “The subject leveled the rifle at the officer and began firing at the officer. The officer returned fire striking the subject and that subject was transported to an area hospital”.
The victim’s name has not yet been released.
The officer has been placed on routine paid administrative leave.
The case is under investigation.