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OSBI Seal  Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation
Stan Florence

Jessica Brown
Public Information Director


03/24/13                 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           


OSBI Agents Investigate Enid Police-Involved Shooting

Saturday night (3/23), an Enid police officer was involved in a shooting in the 1300 block of North Central. Police received a call from a woman living at the home. She said Jimmy Wayne Birchfield (d.o.b. 11-6-1976) , who also lived at the residence, was threatening to shoot her. When officers arrived at approximately 7 p.m., the female caller came out of the home. Shortly after, Birchfield approached the doorway of the front door and aimed a shotgun outside. One officer fired his weapon striking Birchfield in the chest. Emergency medical personnel transported Birchfield to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The Enid Police Department called OSBI agents to the scene at approximately 7:45 p.m. There, agents spent several hours interviewing witnesses and collecting evidence. Once the OSBI report on this shooting is complete, the OSBI case agent will provide the district attorney a copy. The district attorney will determine if the shooting was justified.