Oklahoma City police officers who fatally shot a man approaching with a metal pipe apparently did not hear witnesses yelling that the man was deaf, according to authorities.
Magdiel Sanchez wasn’t listening to the officers’ commands before he was shot with a gun and a Taser on Tuesday night, but bystanders were yelling “he can’t hear you” before the officers fired, according to Capt. Bo Mathews. The officers did not hear them.
Sanchez, who was 35, died at the scene. The officer who fired the gun has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.