Armed Man Shot by LPD Officers, OSBI Investigating

- Two Lawton Police Department officers are on administrative leave after an officer-involved shooting last night in which the suspect is expected to make a full recovery.

Here are the details as released by LPD:

On Saturday night, May 17th, 2014 at approximately 9:45 PM, officers of the Lawton Police Department responded to a check welfare incident in the 1500 block of NW Williams. Upon arrival officers encountered a 40 year old male that was in possession of a firearm and he barricaded himself in a bedroom. As officers tried to talk to him through the door they heard a loud bang inside the room. Officers then forced their way into the bedroom only to find the subject had broken the window and fled.

Officers outside the residence heard the window break and confronted the subject. The subject was still in possession of the firearm and after repeated orders to put the firearm down, the subject was shot by officers. Emergency Medical Personnel were called and arrived at the scene. The subject was taken to Comanche County Memorial Hospital where he was treated for a gunshot to his upper chest but he is expected to make a full recovery.

There were two officers involved in the shooting and both have been placed on Administrative Leave.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation was contacted and requested to perform an investigation. They did agree to conduct the investigation. Any further information concerning the incident will be released by OSBI.

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