Investigators have identified the subject shot by police as 31-year-old Ronnie Lewis Miller III (DOB: 03/04/1987). Miller was transported by EMSSTAT to OU Medical Center for two gunshot wounds, one to the chest and one to the abdominal area. He remains in critical condition under the care of OU Medical personnel.
Norman police responded to the 2600 block of Van Buren Street in reference to a welfare check on Miller. Officers located Miller in a small field adjacent to an office building. The initial request for a welfare check was reported to the Norman Police Department by an immediate family member of Miller. The family member reported being in fear of Miller due to recent threats of violence. They also reported that Miller was believed to have a firearm in his possession. When officers contacted Miller, he was not cooperative and visibly agitated.
Officers worked to negotiate with the subject for approximately 20 to 25 minutes, pleading with the subject to surrender and not reach for a firearm that was clearly visible to officers. Despite ongoing negotiations, Miller is seen on the in-car camera reaching into his waistband and pulling out a firearm. He turns to the side before turning back and pointing the firearm toward officers. Two officers fired their weapons simultaneously striking Miller in the chest and abdomen.
The two officers involved in the incident are Lieutenant Clay Bolin and Master Police Officer Chris Allison. Lieutenant Bolin has served with the Norman Police Department since August 14, 1992. MPO Allison has served with the Norman Police Department since October 31, 2011. Lieutenant Bolin and MPO Allison remain on routine administrative assignment pending the outcome of the investigation.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing.