OSBI investigating Lawton officer-involved shooting

LAWTON, Okla. – An investigation is underway following an officer-involved shooting in Lawton.

It happened Sunday, just after 7:20 p.m., at the Avendale Pointe Apartments when police responded to conduct a welfare check on 57-year-old Michael Lynn Burton.

According to the OSBI, Burton came to door and was speaking with officers when “during the course of the conversation, [he] brought out a gun he was holding behind his back forward.”

OSBI officials say Burton was swinging the gun “aggressively at officers.”

Officers asked Burton to put the gun down repeatedly, OSBI says, and when he didn’t, officers “fired their weapons.”

Burton was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He was treated and released, then arrested.

The officers involved have not been identified but are on paid administrative leave.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation will continue the investigation.

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