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Off-duty Langston officer opens fire on alleged shoplifting suspect outside Del City Walmart
Police are investigating after they said an off-duty Langston officer opened fire on an alleged shoplifting suspect outside a Walmart in Del City.
A witness’ video shows the off-duty officer involved in an altercation with a shoplifting suspect in a car parked outside the Walmart near Southeast 15th Street and Sooner Road. The video then shows the driver back up with the officer still in close proximity to the vehicle, prompting him to grab his gun and open fire.
Almost a dozen gunshots could be heard in the video, which shows the driver fleeing the scene. Shortly after the shooting, Del City police officers could be seen arriving to the Walmart.
Police officials said the man was taken to an area hospital and is expected to be OK. According to police, they’ve received reports that the man had a receipt but are hearing he tried to leave the Walmart with more than he paid for. Source