Authorities identify man killed exchanging gunfire with Stillwater police


The man who died Saturday in a chaotic parking lot exchange of gunfire with Stillwater police has been identified as Okwan Rahmier Sims, 21, according to officials.

Sims was shot multiple times after he confronted police at the Curve Crest Villas at 2225 Orleans St. W., firing a handgun and striking at least two squad cars, according to Stillwater Police Chief Brian Mueller.

Stillwater police officer Justin Dowley, a seven-year veteran, used his service rifle to return fire and shoot Sims. Dowley has been put on administrative leave, a standard practice.


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