New details released after officer-involved shooting in southwest Oklahoma City

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- Authorities are releasing more information on a deadly officer-involved shooting in southwest Oklahoma City.

Around 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, officers were called to an area around S.W. 15th St. and Robinson Ave. after witnesses reported a man shooting a gun at passing vehicles.

Officer Brandon Lee arrived on the scene and spotted 24-year-old Deveonte Johnson.

Police say Johnson began advancing toward Lee, who had to use his vehicle as cover. At that point, officials say Johnson began walking around the car toward Lee.

Investigators say Officer Clayton Sargeant arrived on the scene and began giving commands for Johnson to drop his weapon.

According to police, the suspect was ordered multiple times to drop his weapon. When he did not comply with commands, he was shot.

"We don't know at this point, what his state of mind was, why he would do something like that, why he would refuse to drop the weapon, why he would aggressively come toward officers and force them to discharge their weapon," Capt. Paco Balderrama, with the Oklahoma City Police Department, said.

Johnson was transported to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Officer Sargeant has been placed on routine administrative leave pending the investigation.

Authorities say they hope to release body cam footage in the coming weeks.

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