EDMOND, Okla. — Edmond Police will begin the interviewing of Sergeant Milo Box, 56, and Officer Denton Scherman, 24, this week in the police-related shooting death of Isaiah Lewis, 17, of Edmond.
Lewis died Monday, April 29 after being shot multiple times during a struggle with the two Edmond officers. His funeral services were Saturday.
“We have no specific information right now other than the original 911 where the girlfriend was asked by the dispatcher if weapons were involved,” Edmond Police spokeswoman Jenny Wagnon said Monday afternoon.
Isaiah’s mother, Vicki Lewis, called for justice and a full accounting of what caused her son’s death.
“The hardest thing that I’ve ever had to do is to go look at my child laying in a casket with part of his face missing — make no mistake about that,” Vicki said.
“We will learn more as the investigation moves forward and we get information from the officers involved,” Wagnon said.
Police reported that Isaiah had been spotted running naked through the area of Foxfire and Olde English roads after a domestic disturbance. Box and Scherman were in an unmarked police vehicle and saw Lewis break into an occupied residence at 520 Gray Fox.
At least one officer fired his hand gun multiple times hitting the suspect in a home at 520 Gray Fox, Wagnon said.
“The Edmond Police Department currently has four body cameras in the department. Two are assigned to officers (one officer works the back shift overnight, and the other officer is a School Resource Officer), Wagnon said. “One of the four is not operational currently, and the other non-assigned camera is a floater which means it can be worn at the discretion of officers on each shift.”
Police have a current order of 24 body cameras that has been delayed by the vendor due to a recall on their end, Wagnon continued.
“This delay has put us, at this point, six months delayed in rolling out our body cameras to the department for use,” Wagnon said.
Wagnon said the vendor expects to begin shipping body-worn cameras on or around June 1.
“To be clear, that doesn’t mean that we will have cameras on June 1, just that the vendor will begin shipping them.
Edmond Police have been in the testing phase of body cameras for a year, Wagnon said.