MUSKOGEE, Okla. (KTUL) — The Muskogee County District Attorney's office says the officer-involved shooting in Muskogee March 5 was justified.
On March 5 around 3:30 p.m., officers with the Muskogee Police Department responded to reports of a stabbing. After they arrived on scene, officers began to protect and evacuate the victims and attempt to de-escalate the situation while Danny Brogdon was still armed with a knife.
Three less lethal options were attempted to disarm Brogdon, all with no effect, police say. They tried to tase him and use a bean bag gun, but he continued to walk toward officers. Then they deployed a flash bang at his feet, but that was also ineffective.
Officers fired 31 rounds at Brogdon, 28 of which hit and killed him.
The DA's office says each officer legally fired their weapon during the incident and that they "acted in concert with one another" and "gave lawful commands to Brogdon to drop the knife and surrender."