OKLAHOMA CITY, OK. (THECOUNT) — Ross Garrett has been identified as the Yukon, OK, man killed in what appears to have been an attempted robbery Tuesday morning, according to reports. Justin Anderson was later named as the deceased suspect.
Garrett, 63, was found suffering from at least one gunshot injury after police responded to a call of an armed robbery with shots fired at the 7-Eleven near Czech Hall Road and Reno.
According to reports, police responded to calls of shots fired before 2 a.m., say Oklahoma City police.
When officers arrived, they found Garrett dead at the scene.
Captain Larry Withrow with the Oklahoma City Police Department tells News 4 they received another 911 call that led officers to believe the suspect was located at a home near SW 29th and Sara Road, reports KFOR.
Officers responded to the home where they found the suspect, 39-year-old Anderson of Yukon.
Authorities say, Anderson opened fire on the officers with a handgun and officers returned fire, fatally striking him.
The officers were placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
No other details have been released at this time.
Geo quick facts: Oklahoma City is the capital of the U.S. state of Oklahoma. It’s known for its cowboy culture and capitol complex, surrounded by working oil wells. The reflecting pool and empty glass and bronze chairs of the Oklahoma City National Memorial recall the victims of the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. The Survivor Tree, an American elm nearly destroyed in the attack, is also part of the memorial. Yukon is a city in Canadian County, Oklahoma, United States. It is part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area. The population was 22,709 at the 2010 census. Founded in the 1890s, the town was named in reference to a gold rush in Yukon Territory, Canada, at the time – wikipedia.