POLICE FATALLY SHOOT NAKED, UNARMED BLACK TEEN (ISAIAH LEWIS) RUNNING AROUND OKLAHOMA NEIGHBORHOOD
*17-year-old Isaiah Lewis was shot and killed by police in Oklahoma after he was discovered running around a neighborhood naked on Monday.
The high schooler reportedly broke into someone’s home and assaulted a teen prior to the shooting, Buzzfeedreports. Authorities began searching for Lewis in the suburb of Edmond after receiving a 911 call about the alleged assault.
“Two girls, two white ladies,” the 911 caller said. “I guess the boyfriend is beating up on one of them.”
According to the report, one of the girls told the 911 dispatcher that her boyfriend “flipped out” shortly after arriving at her house.
“I have no idea what’s going on,” she said.
You can listen to the call via the player embed below.
An eyewitness also called 911 to report seeing a “black male” remove his clothing and run down the street “with nothing on but some light socks.”
Lewis was spotted running naked and hiding in various locations, police said.
Two officers reported seeing the teen break into an occupied house and both were allegedly “violently assaulted” after they followed him into the home. The officers first used a taser on Lewis “multiple times without effect” before one of them then fired his handgun multiple times, striking Lewis.
Lewis was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
The Edmond Police Department is conducting a criminal investigation into the shooting. The officers involved, Sgt. Milo Box, 56, and Officer Denton Scherman, 24, are on administrative assignment. Police have not revealed which one of the officers fired the deadly shots.
Lewis’ girlfriend, Kamri Pollock, told News 4 that the teen had not physically assaulted her when he came to her house Monday.
“He wasn’t aggressive, but he was definitely trying to hide something from me, like something was wrong,” Pollock said.
There is some speculation that Lewis was having an episode related to mental illness.
In a press conference Wednesday, Lewis’s mother criticized authorities for trying to “assassinate my son’s character,” Fox 25 reported.
“He doesn’t get to graduate on May 18 like he could have,” Vicki Lewis said. “He didn’t go to the prom. He didn’t get his driver’s license. There are a whole lot of firsts that he got to miss, and I don’t get to see him for the rest of his life, for the rest of my life.”