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Stan Florence

Jessica Brown
Public Information Director


08/20/12                 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           


OSBI  Investigates Lawton Police-Involved Shooting

Sunday morning (8/19), the Lawton Police Department requested OSBI agents work a police involved shooting at 2705 N.W. Sheridan. At this location is the club Gate 4 Recovery Room. At approximately 1:45 a.m. officers heard a gunshot coming from the parking lot outside the club. In that parking lot about 300 people had gathered. As officers approached the man they believed fired the shot, they commanded him to drop his weapon. According to the officer who fired his gun, the subject raised his weapon toward the group of bystanders. The officer then fired one round missing the subject. The bullet hit a parked vehicle next to the subject, traveled through several windows, and ultimately hit Jerry Ann Short in the chest. The 24-year-old Lawton woman was taken to a local hospital where she was treated and released. The subject fled the area.

Agents spent the night collecting evidence, interviewing many of the people who witnessed the shooting, and interviewing officers at the scene. Once the OSBI investigation is complete, agents will provide the district attorney a comprehensive, written report. The district attorney will determine if the shooting was justified.