OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Authorities in Oklahoma City are investigating after an officer was attacked while responding to a call.
Around 5:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oklahoma City police were called to a domestic disturbance at an apartment complex near N.W. 16th and Ann Arbor.
When an officer arrived at the scene, investigators say a suspect attacked the responding female officer.
“That officer knew prior to that arrival from the previous contacts with the people at that residence, that this suspect did have a couple of felony warrants so when that officer got on the scene and made contact with the suspect and went to talk to him, he turned on the officer and began to violently attack her,” said Capt. Valerie Littlejohn/Oklahoma City Police Dept. “Hitting her and causing her to go unconscious.”
Capt. Littlejohn went on to say, “While the officer was unconscious, he continued to violently attack her and there was a witness there on the scene that tried to intervene with that attack.”
Authorities tell KFOR the officer has significant but non-life threatening injuries.
As for the suspect, he took off from the scene.
The suspect, 26 year old Deangelo Wright, was found a few hours later in the 2200 block of N. Meridian, hiding in a laundry room of an apartment complex.
The suspect has been booked into the Oklahoma County Detention Center for aggravated assault and battery on a police officer, maiming and domestic violence by strangulation.