OKLAHOMA CITY — An Oklahoma City police officer has been put on leave after firing a bullet that missed a woman authorities described as suicidal.

Sgt. Gary Knight says in statement officers called Wednesday to an apartment complex found the woman in a car, threatening to kill herself. The woman was holding a gun when she got out of the car.

Officer Derik Rawson fired a shot at her and missed. A second officer fired a beanbag shotgun twice, which knocked the woman to the ground.

Rawson was put on leave, per protocol. The other officer was not identified.

Knight said Friday the woman was undergoing a mental evaluation.

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