A 10-hour standoff between police and a shooting suspect barricaded in a northeast Oklahoma City house ended peacefully about 6:35 p.m. Thursday, nearly two hours after police fired a gas canister into the residence. police arrested 55-year-old John Ivory Thomas after he surrendered.
Myanmar’s military government seized U.N. aid shipments Friday meant for a multitude of hungry and homeless survivors of last week’s devastating cyclone, forcing the world body to suspend further help.
Oil prices neared $126 per barrel Friday on the eve of the U.S. driving season as a weakening U.S. dollar drove investors to snap up commodities.
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Today in OKC: Increasing clouds. Highs in the lower 80s.
A 10-hour standoff between police and a shooting suspect barricaded in a northeast Oklahoma City house, ended peacefully at 6:35 p.m. — nearly two hours after police fired a gas canister into the residence.
Sgt. Paco Balderrama said police arrested 55-year-old John Ivory Thomas, when he finally gave in to police commands and exited the side door of his residence. The standoff began shortly before 8 a.m., when someone inside the house in the 3000 block of NE 9 shot police Sgt. Clay Williams, a 19-year veteran. Williams was struck once in the collarbone but not seriously hurt.
Police estimate Thomas fired 30 to 45 shots over the course of the standoff, however, no one hit, and police did not return fire after initial exchange. Thomas will face complaints of assault with deadly weapon, violation of a VPO and undetermined gun complaints.
The Oklahoman’s Ken Raymond, Brian Sargent and Augie Frost have been on the scene all day, you can find their latest updates online at NewsOK.com and a complete report in Friday’s Oklahoman.
Good evening I’m Dave Morris. A standoff continues between police and a shooting suspect barricaded in a northeast Oklahoma City house, even though police fired a gas canister inside about 4:40 p.m.
Sgt. Paco Balderrama said police forced a door open about 1 p.m. and pushed a telephone inside about 2:25 p.m. The gas canister followed, but no one has emerged.
The standoff began shortly before 8 a.m., when someone inside the house in the 3000 block of NE 9 shot police Sgt. Clay Williams, a 19-year veteran. Williams was struck once in the collarbone but not seriously hurt.
You can find continuing coverage from The Oklahoman’s Ken Raymond, Augie Frost and Brian Sargent throughout tonight on NewsOK. And a complete report in tomorrow’s Oklahoman.
Went out to NE 10 where the media is staging, or being stage, to cover the OKC police officer involved shooting. Took Tanner Herriott his laptop. Believe it or don’t, wifi at that area. That’s awesome.
Grabbed his footage from his drive, dumped it onto to my laptop, did a quick standup with Augie Frost from The Oklahoman and came back to The Oklahoman. Edited together a quick package for a noon update from the scene.
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An Edmond police officer found the car belonging to an Edmond woman who has been missing since Wedneday.
There was a body in the car, but police would not give any details. The car also was partially burned. The body was taken to the medical examiner’s office for identification.
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Today could be a wet — and stormy — one in parts of Oklahoma. Your OKC forecast: mostly cloudy before turning mostly sunny in the afternoon. Highs in the mid-70s. Northwesterly winds 15 to 20 mph. Twenty percent chance of thunderstorms in the morning.
We toured the new OSBI crime lab today. David Jones, Paige Dillard and Tanner Herriott spent a couple hours there interviewing and shooting footage.
We will have those videos online next week.
This is part of our Cold Case Oklahoma series. And it’s for an upcoming package on the new OSBI facilities.
It’s impressive how they have spent so much notice on details. Like how the air is not heated or cooled until it enters a specific room. This is to help with any contamination concerns.