Muskogee Police Release Names In Officer-Involved Shooting
MUSKOGEE, Oklahoma - The Muskogee Police Department has released the name of the officer who shot a knife-wielding suspect Monday morning near 32nd and Broadway in Muskogee.
Officer James Moore, 27, was the officer who fired his gun at the suspect, Sean Ellis, 44, who was holding a knife when Moore shot him, said officer Lincoln Anderson in a news release.
Moore has been an officer with MPD for more than two years.
Officers said this is the department's first officer-involved shooting in more than two years. Police were trying to question Ellis the morning of August 7, 2017, after witnesses called MPD and said he was holding a weapon.
When they tried to question Ellis, he pulled a knife on Moore and began approaching the officer, Anderson said. That's when Moore fired his weapon and Ellis was struck twice in the abdomen, MPD said.
Ellis has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer and attempted escape from lawful detention, Anderson said.
Ellis is currently in a Tulsa hospital and is listed as stable, police said.