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OKC Officer shoots and kills man wielding a knife

Posted at 10:55 AM, Feb 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-26 11:55:00-05

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Police say an officer fatally shot a man wielding a knife inside a hotel in northwest Oklahoma City.

Capt. Bo Mathews says police were called to the Courtyard By Marriott shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday to investigate a reported transient walking the hotel halls and asking for money.

Mathews says Officer Grant Wheeler found 26-year-old Haydon Tylor on the third floor of the hotel and shot him when he refused orders to drop a knife he was carrying and instead began moving toward the officer with the knife in his hand.

Mathews says Tylor was taken to a local hospital where he died.

Wheeler was not injured and is on paid leave pending an investigation into the shooting.

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