Police identify gunman with gunshot wounds after interaction with officers at Oklahoma City home

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) — The Oklahoma City Police Department has identified the gunman who was shot and wounded by an officer Tuesday at a home on the northwest side of town.

According to the incident report, a woman called Florida 911 around 10:20 a.m. Tuesday and told the dispatch that a man was on her porch near NW 127th and William Penn Boulevard in Oklahoma City.

She said the man was armed with a gun and should not be in her home. She knew his name and gave the police identifying information about him.

Investigators say the two were previously involved in a relationship, but the landlord broke it off.

When officers arrived, they found Derek Dennis, 51, standing outside the residence, still armed with a gun.

Officials say Dennis refused orders from officers to drop the gun, forcing officers to step back and take a tactical position.

“Officers negotiated with Mr Dennis for two hours, hoping to bring the standoff to a peaceful end,” said Captain Valerie Littlejohn of the OKCPD.

Meanwhile, Dennis discharged his gun to a nearby pond.

The incident report says Dennis, while still armed with the gun, made a threatening gesture just before 12:30 p.m. and was shot by Officer Michael Poe.

Dennis was transported to an area hospital where he is currently.

On his release from the hospital, he will be imprisoned following a complaint for assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer.

Officials thankfully say no one else was injured.

Constable Poe has been placed on routine administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.