Oklahoma City police: Officers shoot a crowbar-wielding man

Posted at 8:18 AM, Jan 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-31 09:18:48-05

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Police say an officer shot a fugitive from a state prison system halfway house in Oklahoma City after the man charged at the officer with a crowbar.

The incident happened shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday in northwestern Oklahoma City. Capt. Bo Matthews, a police spokesman, says the officer was answering a report of a suspicious person when confronted by the crowbar-wielding man, who had earlier attacked a person on the street.

Matthews says that after a brief foot chase, the officer used a stun gun on the man. When the man charged, the officer opened fire.

Matthews said the wound was not believed to be life-threatening.

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