Man in the hospital after allegedly pulling gun on police officer at local college
MIDWEST CITY, Okla. – One man is in the hospital after an officer-involved shooting at a local college.
Around 4:00 a.m., police say they were called to reports of a burglary near the Rose State College campus.
When officers arrived, they say they saw the two alleged suspects jump over a fence and run away.
Officers then started chasing the suspects and eventually found one of them crouching down by a trash bin near the Aquatics Center at Rose State College.
That is when police say the suspect pulled out a gun, and an officer shot him multiple times.
“The officer, based on the information and evidence at the scene, had no choice but to discharge his firearm. The suspect refused to follow the officer’s command and in my opinion, put the officer in imminent danger of death or great bodily harm at the moment when he (suspect) produced a gun,” Chief Brandon Clabes said.
The suspect was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.
Officials say no officers were injured.
Per standard procedure, the officer involved in the shooting has been relieved of field duty pending completion of the investigation.
Midwest City Police say the second suspect is still on the run.
However, police say that the college is safe.
“Rose State College is a secure and safe higher education institution, this is an isolated incident and only involved the campus because the suspect fled the crime scene onto the school’s property,” Clabes added.
Rose State College says classes will go on as normal.
If you have any information about this crime, you are asked to call the Midwest City Police Department at (405)739-1306.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.