OKLAHOMA CITY — An Oklahoma City police officer has been put on leave after firing a bullet that missed a woman authorities described as suicidal.
Sgt. Gary Knight says in statement officers called Wednesday to an apartment complex found the woman in a car, threatening to kill herself. The woman was holding a gun when she got out of the car.
Officer Derik Rawson fired a shot at her and missed. A second officer fired a beanbag shotgun twice, which knocked the woman to the ground.
Rawson was put on leave, per protocol. The other officer was not identified.
Knight said Friday the woman was undergoing a mental evaluation.