Deaf man shot, killed by police; neighbors yelled that he could not hear

Posted at 7:03 AM, Sep 21, 2017

A man in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma has died after being shot by police, though neighbors were yelling that he was deaf.

Magdiel Sanchez, 35, was carrying a metal pipe and 15 feet away from police when shots were fired. One witness said officers yelled at him to drop what he was carrying before shooting, but he did not comply. Another said Sanchez often carried the pipe because of stray dogs in the area that would attack.

Police said officers on the scene did not hear the neighbors.

The officer who shot Sanchez is a police sergeant and is now on leave. The incident is under investigation.