Prosecutor: Muskogee Officers Justified in Shooting Knife-Wielding Man

Mar 15, 2019

Credit Muskogee Police

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — A prosecutor says eight officers used justifiable deadly force when they opened fire on a knife-wielding man suspected of attacking three women in Muskogee.

The Muskogee Phoenix reports that Muskogee County District Attorney Orvil Loge says each responding officer tried to defuse the situation to prevent a fatal encounter and that 56-year-old Danny Brogdon was determined to die.

Police say Brogdon was shot and killed March 5 at a Muskogee residence after he stabbed two women and attacked a third, then threatened officers with a large kitchen knife. Officers used a stun gun, a flashbang grenade and a beanbag to try to disarm Brogdon before he charged at them. The officers opened fire.

Loge says in a news release that the eight officers fired 31 rounds, striking Brogdon 28 times.