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.
When you see a storm warning on TV or online, here’s what the media sees from the National Weather Service: a bulletin in all caps like today:
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A TORNADO WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM THIS EVENING FOR 27 COUNTIES (ok, ok, enough shouting!!)… The watch includes the metro counties of Canadian, Cleveland and Oklahoma counties.
And some other news making headlines in the state.
Police in Tulsa are investigating the death of a 17-year-old boy who jumped
through a plate glass window at a downtown hotel this morning. The teen, who
has a California address, apparently jumped through a window on the ninth
floor of the Great Western Hotel and landed on the second floor.
Police are investigating the deaths of two men whose bodies were found this
morning near a homeless shelter in southwest Oklahoma City. The deaths are
being called homicides.
Tonight is opening night for the Oklahoma RedHawks at the AT&T Bricktown
Ballpark. First pitch is at 7:05.