Neighbors Yelled, ‘Don’t Kill Him! He’s Deaf!’ Before Cop Shot Oklahoma City Man

As Oklahoma City police officers closed in on a man and fatally shot him Tuesday night, neighbors screamed, “Don’t kill him! He’s deaf!” Madgiel Sanchez, was shot around 8:15 p.m. right outside of his home. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The 35-year-old was on his front porch holding a two-foot-long pipe when police arrived in the area to investigate a hit-and-run accident. Police ordered Sanchez to drop the pipe, but he could not hear them. He walked toward the officer and waved the pipe in his right hand, officials said. Neighbors nearby saw the situation unfolding and ran toward officers, screaming. “Don’t kill him! He’s deaf,” a 12-year-old girl yelled. “Don’t do it!” Six other neighbors joined in before another officer arrived and shot him.