Inmate killed by police held corrections officer hostage and took his radio and keys to free other inmates, administrator says

An inmate in the Oklahoma County Detention Center held a correctional officer hostage, took his radio and keys and released other inmates before being shot and killed by police on Saturday, the facility’s administrator said in a news conference.

Oklahoma County Detention Center Administrator Greg Williams said the hostage situation took place during a med pass, which is when medicine is given to the inmates.
Daar was 37 inmates housed on the floor, but it’s not clear how many were released and how many were involved in the incident, Williams gesê.
      The hostage situation occurred in a segregation pod, waar die “inmates that are most difficult to handle are housed,” Williams verduidelik.
        Oklahoma County Sheriff Tommie Johnson III said his department dispatched the senior tactical team to the scene just after 4 nm. (5 nm. EN).
          The team tried to de-escalate the situation, but the inmate had the detention officer in ahostage position” met “something held to his neck,” Johnson gesê, so responders used lethal force.
          Gas was deployed during the situation, Johnson gesê.
          Officers with the Oklahoma City Police Department also responded to the scene to provide aid and were among the officers who administered the lethal force, according to Oklahoma City Police Chief Wade Gourley.
          Gourley said they will interview officers in the coming days and are conducting interviews of those involved in the situation.
            We’re glad that the detention officer wasn’t more seriously hurt and we were able to get him out of there and protect him,” Gourley said.
            Williams said the correctional officer was able to walk out of the jail and is now in the hospital.

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