Investigation: Yes, police shot this man in the head. But here's why it was a miracle - and totally justified.

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TULSA, OK – A 22-year-old man was reportedly shot in the head by police who were in the midst of attempting to serve a warrant.

In a surprising turn, despite the suspect being shot in the head, reports indicate that not only did the individual survive, but he is also expected to recover and subsequently be booked into the local jail following his hospital release.

The incident occurred on October 25th while Tulsa officers were serving an arson warrant at a residence located near the intersection of N 129th East Ave. and David Patrick Way.

While officers were inside of the home, they reportedly encountered 22-year-old Brenden Lantz, who was allegedly pointing a gun to his own head during the initial interaction with officers. Officials say that as officers were instructing Lantz to drop the weapon, he reportedly turned the gun on the officers, resulting in one officer on scene opening fire on the suspect.

The officer who opened fire at Lantz, who was unnamed by officials and only referred to as a female officer in shared statements as of this writing, apparently struck Lantz in the head with the gunfire.

Considering the often grim nature of gunshot wounds to the heads, Lantz surprisingly survived, with witnesses even saying he was "alert" immediately after being shot when en route to an area hospital. Authorities expect Lantz to recover from his injuries and will be transferred to the local jail once the hospital discharges him.

The purpose of the original visit from officers appears to stem from an arson case Lantz was embroiled in weeks earlier. Per a statement released by the Tulsa Police Department on Facebook, Lantz “had a warrant issued for his arrest related to a case where he was charged with 1st Degree Arson/Endangering Human Life During Arson after attempting to light his house on fire with his family inside.”

Back in early September, Lantz was apparently handed down a five-year suspended sentence for assaulting a police officer in tandem with a 15-year suspended sentence for the aforementioned arson case that originally occurred in 2019. For the sake of context, a suspended prison sentence is essentially a form of probation, in which any sort of violation can see the court’s leniency revoked and a period of confinement initiated.   
 
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