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OSBI Seal  Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation
Stan Florence

Jessica Brown
Public Information Director


04/18/12                 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           


Agents Investigate Shooting Inside Anadarko Police Department

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation was called to the Anardarko Police Department early this morning. There, agents discovered an off-duty officer had shot himself inside the lobby of the building.

At approximately 2:30 a.m. Officer Ashley Burrus (d.o.b. 8/6/1977) walked inside the police department, sat on a lobby chair, and shot himself one time in the chest with a handgun. Paramedics were called to the scene but were unable to save his life. Anadarko Police called OSBI to work the case. The medical examiner’s office will perform an autopsy.

Agents have searched Burrus’ home for evidence. From the information and evidence gathered so far, it appears Burrus was trying to work through domestic issues. Investigators will compile a report and deliver it to the district attorney’s office.