Oklahoma City police shoot and kill suspect at apartment disturbance

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Two Oklahoma City police officers are on routine administrative leave after being involved in a confrontation with an armed suspect.

They opened fire, killing that suspect.

It happened around 12:30 Sunday morning at the Brookwood Village apartments near S.W. 89th and Western.

Multiple residents called 911 to report gunshots fired at the apartment complex.

“First I started hearing yelling.  It’s muffled.  And then all of a sudden, 7 gunshots, boom, boom, boom, boom, rang out.  Two seconds went by and probably 5 more, da da da da da.  Scared the crap out of me,” said Breanna Porter.

Porter says she stepped out of her apartment to see what was going on.

“All of a sudden, my neighbor steps out of her house and yells, somebody call the police!  After she steps out, a man steps out and says, should I kill him?  At that point, when I saw that, I stepped back in, locked my door,” said Porter.

Oklahoma City police say as officers arrived, two of them got out of their vehicles and were walking up to the scene when they became involved in an armed confrontation with the suspect.

“The details of that, we are still working out.  But during that armed confrontation, shots were fired.  And the suspect was killed.  He is deceased at this time,” said Master Sergeant, Gary Knight, with the Oklahoma City Police Department.

One resident said the suspect was trying to shoot out the lock of one apartment to get inside.

There are five bullet holes near the lock of that door.

Three bullet holes pierced another apartment unit.

Another resident told NewsChannel 4 that the woman who lives inside the apartment was away at the time.

“I had heard from neighbors that somebody was just house sitting for the lady and that the lady was away and unfortunately returned this morning to this whole horror show,” said Amy Ketch.

Ketch says she and her daughter huddled in their apartment as they heard those gunshots overnight.

They’re still on edge.

“Every time we hear any little noise, we kind of jump and real shaky and nervous.  Nothing like this has ever happened to close to home,” said Ketch.

Police say the two officers involved in the shooting are just fine.

They were not harmed by the suspect’s gunfire.

Police have not yet released the name of the suspect who was killed.

The Oklahoma City Police Department plans to release more information on the shooting at 9:30 a.m. Monday. Check back with KFOR for updates.

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