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Police: 1 dead following officer-involved shooting in northeast Oklahoma City

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- One person has been confirmed dead following an officer-involved shooting in northeast Oklahoma City.

The shooting happened in the 1300 block of N.E. 24, at 24th and Lottie, around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Police interviewed a rape victim at a local hospital. The woman gave a suspect description and the location of the home where the victim said she was being held against her will.

"We believe this is the scene of not just an officer-involved shooting, but also the scene of a rape," Oklahoma City Police Captain Paco Balderamma said.

When officers entered the suspect's home, they found 26-year-old Andre Williams lying underneath a bed.

"While they were clearing the house, simply looking for the suspect, they did find a person who was hiding under the bed," Capt. Balderamma said.
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When officers tried to talk to Williams, police say he lunged at them with a knife. Police told the man to drop the knife and tried to taser him.

The taser did not affect him as desired, and they ordered him to drop the knife again. The man didn't drop the knife, police say.

That's when police say they were forced to shoot him.

"He did not drop the knife, in fact, he did lunge toward one of the officers, that's when the other officers discharged their weapons," Capt. Balderamma said.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police believe this is an abduction case. The investigation is still underway.

All of the officers involved have been placed on administrative leave.

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