Naked man shot and killed by police in Edmond on Monday
EDMOND — A naked man who fought with police officers was fatally shot by an officer Monday afternoon in a house near Edmond Santa Fe High School, police reported.
About 1 p.m., officers responded to a report of a woman who had been assaulted by her boyfriend in the 1900 block of Lariat Circle. A man was seen running down the street taking his clothes off in the area shortly after police responded. About an hour later, officers chased a naked man in the 500 block of Gray Fox Run. An officer used a Taser on the man, but a fight continued between the officers and the man. The man was shot by an officer several times. He was taken to OU Medical Center where he died, police reported.
Two officers have been placed on paid, administrative leave.
The shooting was in a residential area north of Edmond Santa Fe High School. Police said several residents reported a naked man jumping fences and running across backyards.
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Edmond Santa Fe school administrators released the following letter to parents Monday.
"Today, just before 2:20 p.m., Santa Fe administration was informed by our school resource Edmond police officer that there had been an officer-involved shooting in a neighborhood to the north of our campus. He advised that the situation was already over and that Edmond police had secured the area."
School officials did not think a lockdown was necessary.
"Since our first communication from Edmond Police about this incident was after this incident was safely under control, there was not a reason at that point to place the school on lockdown or to disrupt school dismissal at 2:30 pm. Protecting students and educators is always our top priority. In communicating with Edmond Police, we were able to quickly determine that there was no danger for our students if we released as normal at 2:30 pm."