STILLWATER, Okla. – Officials have identified a Stillwater man fatally shot by police earlier this week.
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation identified the man as 31-year-old John Dominguez.
Dominguez was shot and killed by Stillwater police Wednesday evening after refusing to put down a gun and knife.
Police say it started when they received a call around 8:15 p.m. to check the welfare of a man who called 911 saying he was suicidal.
The man told the dispatcher he was walking south from an apartment complex on north Boomer Road and that he was going to jump out in front of traffic.
Two officers saw the man walking on the sidewalk on Boomer Road near Stillwater High School, and approached him to find out if he was the caller.
“As the officers approached the man he produced a pistol and a knife. Both of the officers fired their weapons and the man was shot,” said Stillwater police.
The OSBI says Dominguez refused to put down the gun and knife.
Dominguez was pronounced dead at the scene.