Update: Man identified after being shot for allegedly pointing gun at Norman officer

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NORMAN, Okla. — Authorities say a Norman officer shot a man who pointed a gun at him Friday evening.

Officers responded to a home in the 10600 block of Dare Lane around 7:45 p.m. Friday, after receiving a call reporting a man with a gun “threatening to kill people.”

When officers arrived on the scene, they encountered a man outside the home.

According to police, initial reports indicate the man pointed a handgun at one of the officers.

That’s when the officer, later identified as Cody Adkins, fired one round, hitting the man and leaving him “incapacitated.”

Officers then immediately gave the man, 70-year-old Raymond Lee Smith, Jr., medical attention until paramedics arrived.

Smith, Jr. was taken to a local hospital, where he is reportedly in good condition

No one else was hurt in the incident.

The shooting is being investigated by members of Norman PD’s Investigations Division, and Adkins was put on routine administrative assignment following the shooting.

Adkins has served with the Norman Police Department since Oct. 2013.


Investigators have obtained an arrest warrant for Smith, Jr., alleging assault with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm while intoxicated, and reckless conduct with a firearm.


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