OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Police have named a man who was killed in an exchange of gunfire with officers, as well as the two officers who fired shots.
Police Capt. Patrick Stewart said the man killed in the shooting Saturday afternoon was 20-year-old David Matthew Mason. They said the officers involved were Sgt. Michael Davis and Sgt. Gregory Kennedy.
Stewart said Davis and Kennedy were helping search for a man who had fled from a University of Oklahoma officer who tried to make a traffic stop, and then crashed his car. According to Stewart, when Davis lifted the lid of a trash receptacle, Mason popped up and fired at the officer, striking him in the chest. Both Davis and Kennedy fired back.
The police spokesman said Davis was wearing a bulletproof vest and wasn't seriously injured. Stewart said Davis and Kennedy have been placed on routine administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation.