UPDATE: At about 6:15 p.m. Thursday, police responded to a disturbance call outside of a tattoo shop at 1721 N Portland. The suspect, Marquis Peques, was repeatedly ducking down in the bed of a pick-up truck and then raising up, swinging a knife, according to police. Personnel from the tattoo shop spoke to the suspect and talked him into handing the knife over to them. The suspect then walked across 17th Street and went inside of a laundromat at 1801 N. Portland, where he continued to cause a disturbance, police reported.
Officer David Jehle arrived on scene at the laundromat and went inside where he found Peques. Jehle and Peques became involved in an altercation, at which time Peques was able to get on top of Jehle and punch him repeatedly in the face and head with his fists, police reported. At that time, Jehle discharged his firearm, striking Peques, according to police.
Peques was taken into custody and transported by EMSA to OU Medical Center, where he remains in critical condition Friday.
Jehle has been placed on administrative leave.
11 p.m. A man was shot by police Thursday evening after a store owner told police that the man was waving a knife around a northwest Oklahoma City shopping center, the police reported.
Officers were called in reference to a man waving a knife around outside of Stay True Tattoo, a tattoo stop near NW 17 and Portland Avenue. Shortly before 6:15 p.m., an officer found the man near a laundromat and confronted him, police Master Sgt. Gary Knight said.
The man attacked the officer down, tackling him to the ground. During the struggle, the officer fired his weapon and shot the man, Knight said.
The suspect was taken to a nearby hospital. The officer did not go to the hospital, Knight said. Neither the officer’s nor the man’s names were released Thursday night.
Nearby residents and shop owners stood outside the police perimeter, trying to figure out how this could happen to a man they saw almost every day, walking his two pit bull terriers.
Steven Blundell, 52, is the owner of Assist Wireless next door to Stay True Tattoo. He was in the back of his store when he heard yelling coming from outside. A few minutes later when Blundell was about to leave, he saw police cars in the parking lot.
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