Knife-Wielding Suspect Dies In Officer-Involved Shooting In OKC
A suspect is dead following an officer-involved shooting late Sunday night in Oklahoma City.
The shooting occurred at 11:30 p.m. at an OnCue gas station at W Reno Avenue and S MacArthur Boulevard.
According to police reports, officers responded to a disturbance call at the gas station. Witnesses reported that the suspect had a knife and a lighter and was attempting to cut the hoses at the gas pumps.
People at the scene reported to investigators they believe the suspect might cut his own throat. Witnesses also told officers that the suspect had a knife and screwdriver in his hands and was chasing patrons in the parking lot.
Police said that when they arrived they located the suspect who was holding the screwdriver and knife. Authorities said they gave verbal commands for the man to drop the weapons, but he did not comply.
Officer Jarred Tipton utilized a bean bag shotgun and Officer Grant Wheeler utilized a Taser., according to police, who said the suspect still did not comply and then charged at the officers.
Sergeant Donald Koger, who has more than 9 years of service with the department, discharged his firearm and struck the suspect, officers said. Paramedics declared the suspect dead at the scene, according to authorities.
None of the officers involved were injured, investigators said. Koger has been placed on routine paid administrative leave.
The man killed by police was identified as 35-year-old Jacob Mohow. His death marks Oklahoma City's 12th officer-involved shooting in 2018.