OKC Police Department

Police in Oklahoma City on Tuesday night fatally shot a deaf man who they say was advancing toward them with a metal pipe as witnesses yelled that the man was deaf and could not hear them.

It's the fifth officer-involved shooting in the city this year, according to the Oklahoma City Police Department.

Officers were responding to a hit-and-run accident around 8:15 p.m., Capt. Bo Mathews, the police department's public information officer, told reporters Wednesday. A witness of the accident told police a vehicle involved went to a nearby address.

Oklahoma City Police Chief Bill Citty
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Oklahoma City’s police union, the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 123, is pushing the city’s police department to put more officers on the streets.

OKC Police car.
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Oklahoma City police say an officer has fatally shot a man who threatened the officer with a handgun.

Sgt. Gary Knight says the suspect was killed around 2 a.m. Monday morning following a search through a residential area. A homeowner had reported a burglary to police and the officer found the suspect in another person's backyard.

Knight says the suspect pointed the pistol at the officer before the officer shot the suspect, who died at the scene. Their identities haven't been released.

No other injuries were reported.

Darrell Gatewood
Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office

Oklahoma City police say a man has died at a hospital after officers used a stun gun on him during an arrest.

Police Master Sgt. Gary Knight says officers responded Sunday night to a report of a man breaking and smashing things inside an apartment.

Knight says the man's roommates were able to get him out of the residence, but that he kicked in the door and continued being aggressive. When officers arrived, Knight says the man became involved in an altercation with them.

Oklahoma City Police Car
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Oklahoma City police will take part in a pilot program in which officers will wear body cameras.

Police Chief Bill Citty says 100 cameras will be used by officers on patrol for one year. The program will then be evaluated to determine if an how the cameras would be used by all the city's officers.

The cameras are worn on a patrol officer's body and the officer turns the camera on during an encounter such as a traffic stop or an investigation. The video is then stored as evidence.

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