Police: Officers shoot, kill man following violent home invasion

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OKLAHOMA CITY - A violent home invasion led to a deadly confrontation with police officers early Sunday morning.

Residents at the Brookewood Village apartment complex, near S.W. 89th St. and Western Ave., said they are still shaken up after the early morning shooting.

"We kind of just hovered away from the window as best we could and tried to stay safe," said Amy Ketch.

Authorities said, when they arrived at the complex, there were three men in front of one unit.

One of the men was lying on the ground and appeared to have been badly beaten.

Another man ran from the scene, but investigators said 21-year-old Daniel Laguna stayed and was armed with a handgun.

Officers said they tried to get Laguna to put down the weapon but he refused.

"We have multiple, independent witnesses who did tell us the officers ordered several times to drop the weapon and, apparently, he did not," said Capt. Paco Balderrama with the Oklahoma City Police Department.

At that point, officials said the officers fired the deadly shots.

"The officers are going to be okay. Obviously, we're very thankful that they were not hurt," Balderrama said.

Investigators learned the entire incident started as a home invasion.

"The victim was inside the apartment with his wife, when the two armed suspects broke into the house and began beating him," Balderrama said.

Neighbors said they are thankful police got to the scene when they did.

"The police put their lives on the line, and they're not appreciated enough and I thank God for them," Ketch said.

Authorities are still searching for the second alleged suspect.

This is the fifth officer-involved shooting this year, and both officers are on routine administrative leave as the investigation continues.

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