EDMOND, Okla. – Police are investigating after a confirmed fatal officer-involved shooting at an Edmond neighborhood.
Jenny Wagnon with the Edmond Police Department said it started as a domestic-related call around 1 p.m.
“We had several witnesses who, after the domestic call, saw him running down the street somewhere in this neighborhood, stripping off his clothing,” Wagnon said. “The original domestic call, the girlfriend said he had been acting abnormal and that she believed he was on some kind of intoxicant. We don’t have that confirmed.”
Police searched the area around Edmond Road and Sante Fe Avenue for hours, Wagnon said.
Officers spotted a man matching the description of the suspect, whose name had not been released as of Monday evening, hopping fences in the neighborhood and running through backyards. Wagnon said he broke into a home on the 500 block of Gray Fox Run.
Paul Sriyap said he was inside the home alone.
Sriyap told us he had never seen the man before.
“I heard like ‘boom boom boom’ come out. Police tried to catch him, and then I heard four shots of gun,” Sriyap said. “That guy… [he said] help me, help me, help me, something like that.”
Police were unable to confirm exactly how many shot were fired Monday, but Wagnon said there were “several.” It is also unclear whether the suspect was armed.
At least one officer deployed a taser and a physical fight continued between the officer and suspect before shots were eventually fired. The suspect was transported to the hospital where he died.
“Right now, we’re piecing together if the shooting happened inside the home or if it was a shooting out on the front porch,” Wagnon said.
Wagnon said one of the officers sustained minor injuries after an altercation with the suspect.
The officers involved will be placed on paid administrative leave.