A criminal investigation has been launched after a man, who was holding a stick, was shot dead by police in the southeast side of Oklahoma city last night.
A witness told the Daily Mail that people were yelling at police that the man was deaf before an officer shot him.
Police Captain Bo Mathews said officers were responding to a report of a hit-and-run at around 8:15 pm last night when they found a vehicle that matched the description of the one in the crash.
He said that two officers confronted a man holding a stick who was near the vehicle.
One officer fired a Taser and the other shot the suspect with a firearm. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
A witness said that the deceased man was Hispanic.
Numerous people praised Oklahoma City Police online although some people said that they believed the dead man had posed no threat to officers.
Gina Smith wrote on Facebook: ‘I have lived next door for two year’s to this man . I have never seen him drive anything but his own red truck … Never.’