Man Injured in Officer-Involved Shooting

Date of Press Release: 
Tue, 01/12/2010
Press Release By: 
MPO J. Newell #9256

January 12, 2:40 pm 

Update on Officer Involved Shooting on December 18 

After a thorough investigation by the Norman Police Department, which the District Attorney’s Office reviewed, 1st Assistant David Brockman stated, “it is my finding that this use of force by Officer Keene was justified and appropriate under the law and thus no action by the District Attorney’s Office is warranted.” 

PREVIOUS UPDATE – 3:30 pm 12-28-09

 At 3:10 am, we received a 9-1-1 call from a male subject. Communication was difficult, and the dispatcher understood the male to say something about “suicide by cop.”  The male disconnected, and when we called the phone number back, a female family member answered.  (A link at the end of this release will allow the reader to download the audio file.)

Our dispatcher inquired about a male subject being there. The female verified the he was there and described him as, “a very drunk male subject.”  She also said, “he’s brandishing a knife and saying he’s going to have the cops kill him.”

The subject is still listed in critical condition at OU Medical Center.


At 03:10 am on 12-18-09, the Norman Police Department received a call of a disturbance in the 300 block of Orr. During the investigation, it was determined a male subject had left the residence on foot. The Officers were concerned for the welfare of the person due to him being possibly armed with a weapon. Norman Officers located the individual with the aid of an Oklahoma City Police Department helicopter. The person was located in a field behind the residence to the North. During the contact a Norman Police Officer fired his service weapon. The subject was injured and transported to the OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City by Emsstat. As of 07:30 am the subject was in surgery. No officers were injured during the incident. The Norman Police Department Criminal Investigations Division is investigating the incident.

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