OKLAHOMA CITY- An officer-involved shooting in Oklahoma City Friday left a man dead.
It happened near the intersection of NW 23rd and Classen.
Bob Moore Chopper 4 was over the scene as the chaos unfolded.
“By the time we got here we heard shots, and I was just like, 'Oh my gosh, is this really happening?' I mean, it’s like nothing I’ve ever seen,” Jo Miller, a witness, said.
“We seen that bus over there and all them cop cars that are over there swarmed it and they came out, and we jumped out and we heard pop! Pop! Pop! Pop! Pop,” Leroy Brown, who was out selling watermelons, recalled.
Police say the events started at 11th and Walker where 42-year-old Miguel Angel Chavez-Angles was allegedly seen vandalizing a car.
A short time later, they say he jumped into a different car nearby.
“Wasn’t his car. Apparently just jumped in and said drive. The victim made it to 22nd and Western area where they actually saw an officer sitting, parked here behind the Chase bank. Stopped the vehicle seeking for help,” Capt. Paco Valderrama, with OCPD, said.
Next, detectives say Chavez-Angles bailed out, ran and jumped onto a city bus.
An officer followed behind him.
“Initially the female officer who went in there to apprehend him got into a physical altercation with the suspect. The suspect at some point tried to take the officer’s gun away," Capt. Balderrama said.
Police say the officer continued to fight with the suspect until back-up arrived.
“They were down with their guns drawn and they were lowered in the windows sneaking up to the doors,” Brown said.
Officers say the suspect picked up an object on the bus and tried to use it as a weapon.
At some point, one of the officers fired their gun.
Detectives say the man died a short time later.
Police say there were a number of witnesses who are being questioned.