Disturbance at OKC apartment complex leads to fatal officer-involved shooting

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OKLAHOMA CITY-- Oklahoma City Police are investigating a fatal officer involved shooting in southeast Oklahoma City.

It happened at SE 51st and Dimple.

Residents in the neighborhood say they heard the shots.

"I heard probably like 10 to 12 gun shots and came outside and saw the officer kneeling down with his weapon drawn," Presten McCalip said.

"Sounded like fireworks. I told her that's not fireworks. So I came out and that's when I saw the police officer he was down on his knee like that," Wayne Calton said.

Police say a middle-aged black male is dead after two officers fired at him.

"They obviously responded to their training and they are okay this evening," Capt. Paco Balderrama said.

Police say it started with a disturbance call at a nearby apartment complex in the 4200 block of SE 54th.

"It was a man with a gun but the information on the call stated that the suspect was just walking around and obviously had a firearm but was checking cars as if he was trying to steal one," Capt. Balderrama said.

Officers along with a helicopter searched for the suspect.

Once they found him police say he ran.

"At that point in time the suspect actually raised the weapon at the helicopter. The officers on the ground fired at the suspect. The suspect then lowered his firearm and pointed at the officers on the scene," Capt. Balderrama said.

"You can really do nothing towards the police. The guy's deceased and it really sucks for his family and I feel sorry for him," McCalip said.

The officers were not hurt, but have been placed on administrative leave.<

The suspect's identify has not been released.

It is unclear right now if the suspect shot at the officers. Police are investigating that.

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