Oklahoma man killed by police after he allegedly attacked state trooper
An Oklahoma man was killed by police dafter he grabbed a trooper and shoved him to the ground, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol Department confirmed in a recently released statement.
According to the department's statement, 35-year-old Nehemiah Fischer and his brother tramped through flooding water toward a pair of police officers, knocked over one trooper and shoved him to the ground.
In response an officer shot at the man, killing him on the spot. The department also released a video to defend their claim.
Troopers also reported that they recovered a weapon from Nehemiah at the scene. The weapon, a .380 handgun, had reportedly been gifted to the suspect on his birthday.
However Fischer's father, J.R. Fischer, argued that the behavior reported by police did not match that of his son, who served a Tulsa church as an assistant pastor. He stressed that his son was as gentle as a dove.
Defending his son, he told reporters, "When it came to being a Christian man, he was the real deal. He walked the talk."
Nehemiah's 41-year-old brother, Brandon, was taken into custody on complaints of assaulting a trooper and public intoxication. However, he was released from jail on the same day. He didn't respond to questions.
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