Altus man shot by police after allegedly pointing a gun at officers
ALTUS, Okla. — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is looking into an officer-involved shooting in Altus on Saturday afternoon.
Authorities went to a home in the 1200 block of Frisco to serve a felony arrest warrant on Pete Mendoza Miranda, Jr.
Miranda had reportedly barricaded himself inside a bedroom with a handgun. Officers say he took off running after a few minutes and was pursued on foot.
Agents were told Miranda drew a pistol from a holster beneath his coat and pointed it at an officer. That’s when officials say Miranda was shot twice in the chest by an officer before he surrendered to police.
He was taken into custody and transported to a hospital in Altus. Officials say he was treated for minor injuries and released.
The 35 year old was booked into the Jackson County Jail on a felony warrant for knowingly concealing stolen property, possession of controlled dangerous drugs, and use of a firearm while committing a felony.
OSBI is assisting with the case, and the DA will determine if the shooting was justified.