UPDATE: An Oklahoma City man who was shot by an officer in the parking lot of Rose State College has been identified.
Authorities say 18-year-old Charles Pettit pointed a loaded handgun at Officer James Hill following a brief pursuit.
Pettit was shot several times and is currently listed in critical condition.
“I am extremely grateful Officer Hill was not wounded or killed during this critical incident. Unfortunately, he will have to deal with it in his own way for the rest of his career as do all officers who have had to shoot someone to protect themselves in the line of duty,” said Chief Brandon Clabes, with the Midwest City Police Department.
MIDWEST CITY, Okla. - Midwest City police said a man is in the hospital after being shot by an officer early Monday morning.
It all started when authorities received a 911 call from a woman who lives in a neighborhood near Rose State College around 4 a.m. Monday morning.
The woman told police that two men had broken into her sun room.
When officers arrived, they spotted the alleged suspects, who led them on a short chase that ended at Rose State College.
"The officer gave the suspect commands several times to show his hands. At that point, the suspect did produce a handgun. Our officer fired off several shots, hitting the suspect," said Midwest City Police Chief Brandon Clabes.
One alleged suspect was taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds, but the second alleged suspect got away.
Thomas Stanley was one of hundreds of Rose State students who woke up to the news of a shooting on campus.
"I'm so glad this did not happen when people were here. Someone could've been taken hostage or shots fired, there's always a chance of bystanders getting injured," said Stanley.
You’re asked to call Midwest City police at (405) 739-1306 if you have any information.
The officer involved has been put on routine administrative leave during this investigation.