Authorities identify Oklahoma City police officer involved in deadly shooting

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Authorities have identified the Oklahoma City police officer who was involved in a deadly shooting earlier this week.

Around 1:40 p.m. Wednesday, police say two Oklahoma City police bike patrol officers made contact with a man near Sheridan and Western.

Officer involved shooting near Sheridan and Western

Officer involved shooting near Sheridan and Western

Officials say the man refused to follow officers verbal directions and then produced a knife.

The man allegedly made threatening gestures towards the officers.

That is when MSgt. Steve Helmer shot the suspect.

The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials believe the man may have been homeless.

MSgt. Helmer has been placed on routine administrative leave pending the investigation.

MSgt. Helmer is a 33-year veteran of the Oklahoma City Police Department.

Officer involved shooting near Sheridan and Western

Officer involved shooting near Sheridan and Western

 

 

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