A man killed in a gunfight with police outside Valley Brook Town Hall was shot 25 times and had a blood alcohol level twice the legal limit, according to an autopsy report released Thursday by the state medical examiner.
The gunfight occurred Dec. 8 when Damien Jefferson Muncie, 36, grabbed a patrolman's weapon and shot three officers.
Muncie's blood alcohol level was 0.16, according to the autopsy report.
He had broken into the town hall and scribbled symbols and letters on the wall with his own blood before he was confronted by Valley Brook patrolmen Darren Johnson. As Johnson walked around the building, he saw a computer monitor crashing out a window.
He ordered Muncie, who was covered in blood, to stop and called for backup.
The two wrestled to the ground. A police baton, canister of pepper spray and a stun gun did not stop Muncie from grabbing Johnson's weapon and holding it to his head.
Two Oklahoma City police officers who responded to Johnson's call for backup hit Muncie with a wave of gunfire. All three officers were wounded in the gunbattle but survived. Johnson and Oklahoma City officers Chris Grimes and Roy Mitchell were treated for their injuries and went on routine administrative leave while the case was investigated.
All three are back on duty after District Attorney David Prater not only cleared them of wrongdoing but proclaimed their actions “heroic.”
The autopsy report shows bullets struck Muncie all over his body, including in the neck, chest, stomach, legs, arms, hips, buttocks and his right foot. There was a bullet wound in his heart, the report states.
Muncie had been released from prison Nov. 23 and was living nearby at Hand Up Ministries trailer park at 2130 SE 59.
He had served three years on a burglary conviction and was on probation for drug and larceny convictions.