OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Authorities are releasing body camera footage from a recent officer-involved shooting in southwest Oklahoma City.
Around 1 a.m. on Nov. 24, dispatchers received a 911 call from a man, later identified as 22-year-old Twaun Jackson.
On the call, Jackson told dispatchers that he needed officers to come to his location to stop him from killing other people near S.W. 84th and Western.
“I want you to try and stop me from killing everybody in here,” Jackson said in the 911 call.
When officers arrived at the scene, they saw Jackson inside a garage with a gun.
In the newly released body camera footage, officers can be seen immediately running to take cover behind their patrol car.
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They yelled at Jackson to drop the gun, who in turn fired several rounds in the neighborhood.
One neighbor that lives in the area told KFOR he believes Jackson has mental illness.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen to him now but I do think that’s he needs some help before they put that judgment on him,” said Lester Kinchion.
Kinchion does maintenance work for the homes in the area where Jackson lives. He told KFOR the area is usually quiet until the day before Thanksgiving.
“Those people are usually quiet. I don’t hear anything from them,” said Kinchion.
Another neighbor told KFOR off-camera a bullet hit his garage and now he wants to move.
At one point, Jackson turned his gun toward the officers and opened fire.
Officials say that’s when they returned fire, injuring Jackson.
Once they realized Jackson was no longer a threat, they immediately worked to tie a tourniquet around his leg until paramedics arrived.
Neighbors now commending the police for their actions.
“We didn’t lose a child. It’s not so much as color, race, or anything,” said Kinchion. “We didn’t lose a child… a child that’s probably confused and needs some direction.”
Once the ambulance arrived, Jackson was rushed to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
“Sometimes they make wrong calls, but they make the right calls a lot of times,” said Kinchion
Once he was released, he was arrested on a complaint of shooting with intent to kill.