ANADARKO, Okla. (AP) — Police in Oklahoma fatally shot a man after he pulled out a gun while officers were responding to a reported drug overdose involving another person, authorities said.
The shooting happened shortly before 1 a.m. in Anadarko, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) southwest of Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said Anadarko police were trying to aid a person who had reportedly overdosed when 25-year-old Silas Lambert pulled out a gun.
A shootout ensued, and one Anadarko officer was wounded and suffered injuries that aren’t life-threatening, authorities said. Lambert was struck and later pronounced dead at a hospital.
The person who reportedly overdosed also died at the scene, police said.