AP NEWS

Oklahoma City police shoot man, nearby school closed for day

January 10, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City police say officers shot an armed man who was wearing a bullet-proof vest.

Capt. Bo Mathews says 30-year-old Cody Alan Longstreet was shot about 4:30 a.m. Thursday and is expected to recover.

Mathews says officers fired after Longstreet bailed out of a stolen car they were trying to pull over and then ran while holding a gun. Officers first shot Longstreet with a stun gun. When he turned toward them still holding a gun, Sgt. Joshua Castlebury and Officer Troy Nitzky then fired their guns.

Police don’t know why Longstreet was wearing the bullet-proof vest. The bomb squad investigated after he dropped a gun bag holding a rifle. Matthews said no explosives were found.

The shooting happened outside an elementary school that was later closed for the day. Mathews said Longstreet did not target the school.