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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Authorities are releasing camera footage from a recent shooting that involved an officer in southwestern Oklahoma City.
Around 1 a.m. on November 24, dispatchers received a 911 call from a man, later identified as 22-year-old Twaun Jackson.
During the call, Jackson told dispatchers he needed officers to his location to prevent him from killing others near SW 84th and Western.
“I want you to try to stop me from killing everyone here,” Jackson said during the 911 call.
When the police arrived at the scene, they found Jackson inside the garage with a gun.
In newly released body camera footage, officers can be seen immediately running to hide behind their patrol car.
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They yelled at Jackson to put down his gun, who in turn fired several times in the neighborhood.
A neighbor who lives in the area told KFOR he believes Jackson is mentally ill.
“I don’t know what will happen to him now but I think he needs some help before they give him that verdict,” Lester Kinchion said.
Kinchion does maintenance work for homes in the area where Jackson lives. He told KFOR that the area is usually quiet until the day before Thanksgiving.
“Those people are usually quiet. I heard nothing from them,” Kinchion said.
Another neighbor told KFOR that a bullet hit his garage and now he wants to move out.
At one point, Jackson pointed his gun at the officers and opened fire.
Officials say that’s when they returned fire, injuring Jackson.
When they realized Jackson was no longer a threat, they immediately worked to tie the tourniquet around his leg until paramedics arrived.
Neighbors are now praising the police for their actions.
“We did not lose a child. Kinchion said. “We haven’t lost a child… a child who is probably confused and needs some direction.”
When an ambulance arrived, Jackson was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
“Sometimes they get it wrong, but they get it right a lot of times,” says Kinchion.
After his release, he was arrested on charges of shooting with intent to kill.
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