FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

The Law Officer's Pocket Manual - Bloomberg BNA
This handy 4" x 6" spiral-bound manual offers examples showing how rules are...

Top News

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.


Comments (1)

Displaying 1 - 1 of 1

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.

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Georgia Officer Fatally Shot, K-9 Critically Wounded at Traffic Stop
Officer Edgar Flores of the DeKalb County (GA) Police Department was conducting a traffic...
New York Man Attacks Sheriff, Good Samaritans Intervene
Wyoming County, NY, Sheriff Gregory Rudolph was driving to work when a man began to...
Georgia Officer Recovering from Shooting
Police say 27-year-old Tameka LaShay Simpson was in the passenger seat of a vehicle driven...

Police Magazine