|Updated: 7/20/2012 2:36 pm
||Published: 7/19/2012 5:56 am
Tulsa police have released the name of a man who died after opening fire on a Tulsa police officer on Thursday morning.
Police say Davano Pouncil died from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police say Pouncil opened fire on a police car, shooting out a tire before running to a neighborhood.
Police searched the area around 14th and Garnett. A helicopter was circling the scene. Officers blocked off a square mile between 14th and 21st street to search.
Officers say they felt threatened by the man and opened fire at the same time, the man turned his own gun on himself. A medical examiner will determine who fired the fatal shot.
TPD tells FOX23 they are waiting on the autopsy results to determine that.
Neighbors say they were startled by the gunshots.
"6:20 is when the two gun shots happened," Ryder Jackson, who jumped out of bed to see what was going on.
Jackson told FOX23 that man was slumped over and curled up in a fetal position next to his fence.
"He had a gunshot wound about right here,” Jackson said as he pointed to his head. “You could see it really good."
Jackson’s neighbor saw it all happened. He didn’t want to speak on camera but told FOX23 he saw the gunman reach for something before officers shot at him.
"Three minutes after this I heard two gun shots probably three to five seconds apart," said one neighbor, who asked to remain anonymous.
"You don't put it pass someone to come running down your street but to actually get shot and killed on your street is a little different."
"It was pretty crazy,” said Jackson. “I've never seen anything like that."
Police have placed Sgt. Eric Sokoloski and Officer Shayne Thomas on administrative leave pending the medical examiner's report.