A man who shot himself in the face with a stolen gun wanted an Oklahoma City police officer to shoot him, court records show.
Justin Donald Horton, 28, was driving a stolen vehicle north on N Sterling Avenue about 10:55 p.m. Sept. 21 when an Oklahoma City police officer attempted to stop the vehicle, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in Oklahoma County District Court.
Horton fled on foot and stopped in the 2400 block of Sterling, where he turned, with a gun in his hand, toward the officer, the document states.
The officer tried to talk Horton into dropping the gun. Horton told the officer he was going to shoot himself or make the officer shoot him, and then shot himself in the face. Horton remained standing and did not drop the weapon, instead pointing it at the officer before the officer shot him, the affidavit states.
Horton is expected to survive his wounds.
The gun Horton used was later reported stolen from a vehicle, records show.
Horton was arrested on complaints of pointing a firearm, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and concealing stolen property.