| Updated: Mon, May 12, 2014 |
Police Sgt. Jeff Pope and his rookie partner arrived at a northwest Oklahoma City physical therapy center in response to a call of a fight in progress.
There, they encountered Patrick Trevino, 23, who had been hearing voices telling him to kill his family. Trevino had mistaken the facility for a hospital, and inside, he got into a fight.
The officers tried to handcuff Trevino. The scuffle spilled into the parking lot. Trevino tried to grab the officers’ guns. Pope shot Trevino once in the back of the head. He died instantly.
The Feb. 1, 2010, shooting is one of 78 incidents in the last decade where Oklahoma City police have opened fire. Twenty-eight of the shootings resulted in a death.