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Oklahoma City Officer Fatally Shoots Armed Robbery Suspect

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Oklahoma City police say an officer has fatally shot a man who threatened the officer with a handgun.

Sgt. Gary Knight says the suspect was killed around 2 a.m. Monday morning following a search through a residential area. A homeowner had reported a burglary to police and the officer found the suspect in another person's backyard.

Knight says the suspect pointed the pistol at the officer before the officer shot the suspect, who died at the scene. Their identities haven't been released.

No other injuries were reported.

It was the second Oklahoma City police shooting since Saturday, when officers killed a man who they say pointed a gun at them and a police helicopter.

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