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Bodycam Shows Gunman Draw And Shoot Oklahoma Officer At Close Range

Oklahoma City, OK – Police have released bodycam video that showed 23-year-old Crasteven Kennon Wilson opening fire on an Oklahoma City police officer earlier this month (video below).

The incident occurred at about 5:50 p.m. on March 2 when an officer responded to a report of a disturbance in the 2300-block of South Kate Avenue, KOCO reported.

The 911 caller gave the dispatcher a detailed description of the suspect, KOTV reported.

“They got in an argument and my brother left and the guy keeps like walking, the guy he was out there still like scoping the house. He has all red on,” the caller told 911.

Surveillance video from a neighbor’s security camera that was viewed after the shooting showed Wilson walking down the street carrying a gun after the initial altercation the precipitated the 911 call, KOTV reported.

But the responding police officer didn’t know that the suspect was armed.

Police said Oklahoma City Police Officer Bryce Sheehan encountered Wilson near Southeast 21st Street and Emco Drive and stopped him, KOCO reported.

“You got any weapons? Can I pat you down real quick, make sure you don’t have any weapons?” Officer Sheehan asked Wilson in the video.

“Yeah,” Wilson replied.

“Don’t reach for nothing,” Officer Sheehan told the suspect.

A split second later Wilson turned to face the officer with a gun in his right hand and shot him, the video showed.

The officer was shot in the knee, but another bullet barely missed hitting him in the face, KOTV reported.

He was left with a burn on his skin where the bullet grazed him.

Bodycam video showed Wilson firing at Officer Sheehan as he backpedaled up a driveway.

Officer Sheehan returned fire and shot multiple rounds at the suspect as he fled to the officer’s police car that was parked on the street.

“He’s taking off in my car. Shots fired! I’m hit!” the officer radioed in the video.

Wilson tried to steal the officer’s patrol vehicle but ultimately decided against it and fled on foot, KOTV reported.

Bodycam video showed Wilson had put the car into gear and it slowly rolled down the street as Officer Sheehan radioed for backup.

Then the officer put a tourniquet on his own leg as he gave responding officers a description of the gunman, video showed.

A good Samaritan arrived to assist and Officer Sheehan instructed him to stop the car, KOTV reported.

Officers searched the area and a police drone found Wilson in a nearby backyard suffering from a gunshot wound to his chest.

He later died at an area hospital, KOCO reported.

Officer Sheehan was treated for his wounds at Oklahoma University Medical Center and released.

He has been placed on paid administrative leave while the incident is investigated, as is protocol for all officer-involved shootings, KOCO reported.

Watch the incident unfold in the video below. WARNING – Graphic Content:

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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