Man carrying loaded AK-47 rifle and handgun shot, killed by Owasso police

Posted at 12:06 AM, Mar 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-22 12:41:30-04

OWASSO, Okla. -- A man shot and killed by two Owasso police officers has died.

Authorities say the officers were responding to a disturbance call in the Lake Valley subdivision near 151st East Avenue and 108th Place North around 10:30 Wednesday night.

When they arrived, they were confronted by an unidentified man carrying a loaded AK-47 rifle and a handgun.

Police say the man ignored orders to drop the weapons and continued walking toward the officers.

Both officers shot the man, who was struck at least once in the chest.

The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he later died.

The OSBI has arrived in Owasso to investigate the officer-involved shooting.

Owasso's Deputy Chief of Police Jason Woodruff says the two officers could be placed on administrative leave pending the investigation. He says officer-involved shootings are very uncommon.

"Obviously we have to be prepared for this kind of thing in any city, but it's not something we're used to dealing here in Owasso," said Woodruff.

In fact, he says the last officer-involved shooting happened in 2010. He was an officer at the time and was off-duty when he shot an armed robber at a Kum and Go station.

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