New information has emerged regrading a deadly shooting involving Oklahoma City police officers.
Police say the shooting happened following a traffic stop near N.E. 26th and Kelley on Sunday night. Officers claim after crashing his car, 39-year-old Jerry Nowlin pointed a handgun at them and opened fire.
Multiple witnesses however, are telling an entirely different story.
“When he was caught, he put his hands up,” said witness Tyrell Bagby.
“He had his hands up,” said witness Courtnei Thomas. “They shot him in the back.”
“He had his hands up and he turned to run and they shot him in the back,” said witness Derrick Parker.
Cory Nowlin, the brother of the deceased didn’t witness the shooting, but says Jerry was shot three times. “They shot him in the back of the leg twice and in the back of the head,” Nowlin said .
According to the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner’s Office, Jerry’s cause of death was homicide resulting from a gunshot wound to the head.
The Oklahoma City Police Department say the witnesses’ version of events are inaccurate.
“As the officers were chasing him on foot, he did produce a weapon and pointed it at officers and that’s why they discharged their weapons at him,” said Oklahoma City Police Capt. Paco Balderrama.
A gun and drugs were recovered at the scene.
The officers involved in the shooting have been placed on paid leave. An internal investigation into the incident has been launched.
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