Yukon man killed by police officer in Mustang

Names of officers involved not yet released


A Yukon man died in Mustang Friday when he was shot by a police officer who said the man pulled a gun, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation reported.

Benjamin Ballard, 42, was shot during an altercation with Mustang police, OSBI reported.

According to a news release, the officer pulled Ballard over on suspicion of DUI.

The officer told investigators Ballard pulled a gun on him, so he opened fire, killing Ballard.

The identities of the officers involved have not been released. Mustang police do not have body-worn cameras, OSBI reported.

OSBI reported the following information:

• Just after 7 p.m., the Mustang Police Department requested the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) investigate an officer-involved shooting.

• Officers from Mustang encountered the suspect, who was suspected of Driving Under the Influence, in a parking lot at SW 59th and Mustang Road.

• During the encounter, the suspect presented a firearm. Shots were fired and the suspect died at the scene.

• A firearm was recovered in the parking lot.

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