Oklahoma City police released the name of a man shot by an officer Thursday evening.
Officer David Jehle shot Marquis Antwon Pegues, 29, during an altercation Thursday evening, police said. Pegues was taken in critical condition by ambulance to OU Medical Center Thursday evening, Emergency Medical Services Authority spokeswoman Lara O’Leary said.
OU Medical officials, however, said Friday there was no record of Pegues being admitted to the hospital.
Police were called at 6:15 p.m. Thursday to a disturbance outside a tattoo parlor at 1721 N Portland. Pegues was repeatedly ducking down in the bed of a pickup and then raising up, swinging a knife, police said. Tattoo shop employees spoke to the man and talked him into handing the knife over to them. The man then walked across NW 17 and went inside a laundromat at 1801 N Portland, police said.
When the officer found Pegues at the laundromat, Pegues tackled him to the ground, punching him in the face and head, police said. Jehle shot Pegues during the fight, police said.
Jehle has been placed on administrative leave, police said.