Oklahoma City police released the names of an officer and the man who was shot by the officer Sunday.
Police Sgt. Bradley Conley, a seven-year veteran, shot Justin Donald Horton, 28, in the 2600 block of N Sterling about 1:20 a.m. Sunday, police Capt. Dexter Nelson said.
Conley had responded to a report about a stolen car from an apartment complex.
Conley was told by witnesses at the scene someone in the stolen car was driving in a nearby parking lot. Conley located the car and confirmed that it was the one recently reported stolen. As the officer stopped the driver of the car in an apartment parking lot, Horton fled on foot, running southbound on Sterling from the 2600 block.
Horton turned to face the officer in the 2400 block of Sterling. The officer drew his Taser as he approached Horton on foot. Conley saw that Horton was holding a gun, Nelson said.
Horton then pointed his gun toward his own head as Conley drew his weapon and tried to negotiate with Horton. Horton shot himself then lowered his weapon and pointed it at the officer. Conley shot Horton and took him into custody, Nelson said.
Horton was taken to a hospital in critical but stable condition. He is expected to survive his injuries, Nelson said.
Conley was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the shooting investigation.
Horton faces complaints of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, possession of a firearm in commission of a felony and other pending complaints.