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Oklahoma City police officers shoot, kill man on south side

Oklahoma City police officers shoot, kill man on south side

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two Oklahoma City police officers shot and killed a man after he raised a shotgun as they approached him on the city’s south side, police said Friday.

The officers, Sgts. Daniel Carli and James Runner, fatally shot Michael Dansby, 43, Thursday evening after Dansby’s fiance called 911 to say he was loading his weapon and she needed police, according to a police narrative.

When Carli and Runner responded to the call, they found Dansby walking in the street, armed with a shotgun and a pistol. As the officers approached Dansby and began shouting orders. Dansby then raised the shotgun and the officers opened fire, according to police. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The officers have been placed on administrative leave while the shooting is being investigated.

Police said Dansby had become “increasingly annoyed" in the days leading up to the shooting and was on his way to confront his neighbors, who he believed were watching him.

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