OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma City police say a man is in critical condition after he was shot by an officer in the city's northwest section.
Police said officers were talking with a group of people about 11:30 p.m. Saturday outside a house when a man approached the officers holding a knife. Police Capt. Patrick Stewart said the man was screaming and yelling as he approached, and acting in an irrational manner.
Stewart said the officers reported that they repeatedly told the man to put the knife down, but when he didn't and continued to approach the officers, one of the officers fired his weapon at the man.
The police spokesman said the man, who has not been named by police, was taken to a hospital in critical condition.