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Stan Florence

Jessica Brown
Public Information Director


05/06/13                 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           


OSBI Investigates Officer-Involved Shooting in Atoka County

Saturday night (5/4/2013) at approximately 10 o'clock, the Atoka County Sheriff’s Office requested OSBI assist with an officer-involved shooting. An Oklahoma Department of Parks and Recreation park ranger shot and killed a man when the man attempted to run over the ranger.

Campers at McGee Creek State Park complained to a park ranger that a man was acting strangely and causing a disturbance. The ranger found David Adam Patrick Maher (d.o.b. 8/28/1982), the man identified by the campers, and attempted to get information from him. Maher would not cooperate and ran from the area to a parking lot where his vehicle was parked. He got inside his vehicle and attempted to run over the ranger. The ranger shot at Maher striking him at least one time. Maher was taken to the Atoka County Medical Center where he later died. Maher’s last known residence was in New York.