A man was shot and killed Saturday morning during an altercation with Cleveland County Deputies, according to Sheriff’s spokesperson Meghan McCormick.
Around 8:45 a.m. a Cleveland County Deputy stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation at 24th Ave. S.W. A second deputy joined him at the stop soon after.
When the officer, who had a K-9 with him, began searching around vehicle, the dog alerted the deputy of drugs, according to McCormick. The passenger in vehicle then attacked the deputy. The second officer, who had been controlling traffic, came over to help gain control of the suspect.
According to McCormick, the suspect got away from both deputies and jumped into one of the officer's vehicles. He then tried to "ram into" the deputies. One of the officers opened fire and shot the suspect multiple times while he was in the deputies vehicle.
The injured suspect was transported to a Norman hospital, where he later died from the gunshot wounds, according to McCormick.
McCormick said Guns and drugs were later found in the vehicle. Officers do not know who it belongs to.
The driver was taken into custody. One of the deputies was also treated for minor injuries after the incident and the K-9 suffered a cut to the head, McCormick said.
The Sheriff’s department said 24th Ave. between Lindsey and Boyd and will be closed for an undetermined amount of time.