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Machete-Wielding Man Shot, Killed by Oklahoma City Officer

April 13, 2015  | 

A man wielding a machete Sunday evening in east Oklahoma City refused to drop the weapon when ordered to do so by a police officer and was shot and killed.

About 7:25 p.m., Oklahoma City police responded to reports of an elderly white male holding a machete in his front yard at 9209 Sleepy Hollow Drive. Police told News OK the man also was threatening neighbors with the weapon.


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Jon Retired LEO @ 4/13/2015 8:40 PM

I believe a machete qualifies as a deadly weapon. As he was threatening neighbors with it and refused to drop it when commanded to do so the officer was justified in shooting. Dementia could have been involved but that does not excuse his actions. Officer did what he had to do.

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