OKLAHOMA CITY —Oklahoma City police have identified a man they say was fatally shot by an officer Wednesday.
According to investigators, Sgt. Daniel Godsil, a 10 year patrol veteran of the police force, was the first officer to respond to a call about a possible disturbance involving four neighbors in the 2400 block of Northeast 26th Street about 4:30 p.m. Godsil was approached my an armed man who, authorities said, leveled a rifle and began firing at the officer from the street several yards away.
The officer returned fire and struck the suspect, identified as Kenneth Dewayne Cooper, 45, police said. Another officer took Cooper into custody in the 2300 block of Northeast 26th Street after he attempted to flee, according to investigators.
Cooper was taken to a local hospital, but died in transit.