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Shot to Death By Policemen

Man Killed Is Identified

Chronicle News Services

By THOMAS E. SEWARD

Special to the Chronicle

The man shot to death by Oklahoma City police officers at the scene of an assault and home invasion has been identified as Daniel Laguna, 21.

The officers involved were Sgt. Daniel Herring and officer Nicholas Wallace, police said Monday.

The incident happened about 12:30 a.m. Sunday at 884 Brookwood Drive, Apartment No. 104.

Herring and Wallace were not injured, police Capt. Paco Balderrama said.

Balderrama said officers arrived at the apartment to find two men standing over Oscar Martinez, who had been severely beaten.

One man ran away, but Laguna “became engaged in an armed confrontation with officers” before he was shot, Balderrama said.

Martinez had been inside the apartment along with his wife, police said, when shots were fired at the door. Two men then broke in and began assaulting him.

The reason for the attack was not known Monday. Other details of the incident also were not available, as officers involved in shootings are not interviewed until 48 hours after the incident.

Both officers have been placed on administrative leave pending the investigation, Balderrama said.

Martinez was treated at a hospital and released.

Police are still trying to identify the second man involved in the beating.

Laguna was charged in Oklahoma County in July with a felony count of concealing stolen property. In May, he was charged with driving under the influence in Oklahoma County.

The Sunday night death is the 63rd homicide of the year in Oklahoma City and the fifth officer-involved shooting. Four of those shootings have been fatal.

Daniel

Laguna

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