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Stan Florence

Jessica Brown
Public Information Director


05/14/12                 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           


Agents Investigate Police-Involved Shooting in Lawton

The Lawton and Cache Police Departments requested the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation investigate a police-involved shooting that happened overnight. Just after 1 o’clock Monday morning, Comanche County Dispatch received a 911 call reporting a man breaking into the caller’s home at 611 West C in Cache. Police responded and found a male victim in the street who had been physically assaulted. They also witnessed another man come out of the house. That man, Brian Wesley King, Jr, fired several shots at officers and then fled the area in a van. Comanche County Deputies and Comanche Nation Officers located the van and began pursuit toward Lawton on U.S. Highway 62.

Once inside the Lawton city limits, Lawton Police joined in pursuit which ended just before 2 a.m. at the 2400 block of Cornell Avenue. There, King rammed a Comanche Nation Police vehicle and a Comanche County Sheriff’s vehicle. Four officers shot at the suspect, killing the 25-year-old Lawton resident.

The OSBI will provide the Comanche County District Attorney information from the investigation. The D.A. will determine if the shooting was justified.