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Oklahoma City police fatally shoot man who pointed gun

Posted at 10:29 AM, Aug 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-13 11:29:33-04

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma City police say an officer fatally shot a man who pointed a gun at him as he responded to a disturbance at a convenience store.

Police Capt. Bo Matthews says the shooting happened shortly before 1 a.m. Monday. Matthews says the man was bothering patrons in the parking lot and saying the store was "going to be shot up." He was identified as 33-year-old Chris Stone.

Matthews says Officer Matthew Patten arrived at the scene and that Stone began running before turning and pointing a gun at Patten. Patten then fired his weapon, mortally wounding Stone.

Stone was pronounced dead at the scene. No one else was hurt.

Matthews says Patten, who has almost three years of service with the police department, has been placed on paid administrative leave.

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