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