Two people shot, killed by law officers in Oklahoma City are identified

Police have released the names of two people shot and killed Tuesday at a motel near Interstate 35 and SE 44.
BY JULIANNA KEEPING jkeeping@opubco.com Modified: April 10, 2013 at 8:11 pm •  Published: April 10, 2013

Seven lawmen from six agencies were listed as involved in the shooting, according to a police news release. Officers involved were from the U.S. Marshals Service, Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, state Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control, Canadian County Sheriff's Department and Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Department.

Forensic ballistics examination may disclose which bullets killed the couple.

“We don't know how many rounds were fired by each officer. We don't know why they fired. We don't know what the suspect was doing. There's a lot we still don't know,” Nelson said.

It may be impossible to tell who fired the fatal rounds unless the state medical examiner locates bullets in their bodies.

“We try to account for every round fired,” Nelson said. “Sometimes you can't.”