Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation investigative and crime scene agents are working a deadly police-involved shooting that occurred at approximately 2 o’clock this morning in Okmulgee. The Okmulgee Police Department requested OSBI assistance.
The shooting occurred when an Okmulgee police officer attempted to make a traffic stop on the driver of a 1993 Yukon sports utility vehicle in the area of 4th and Woodlawn. Several other officers joined the pursuit. The driver exited the vehicle with a firearm. Police shot and killed the man. How many officers fired their weapon is still under investigation. The driver of the vehicle died at the scene, located in the 1300 block of east 1st Street. The man’s body will be transported to the medical examiner’s office in Tulsa for autopsy.
OSBI investigative agents will interview multiple witnesses while crime scene agents process the scene and collect evidence of the shooting. The investigative agent will present his findings to the district attorney once the investigation is completed. The district attorney will determine if the shooting was justified. OSBI will not release the name of the officers involved in the shooting since they are the subjects of the investigation. If officers are arrested or charged for the shooting death, those names will become public record. The name of the deceased will be released once positive identification is made and next of kin is notified.