Man killed by deputy in Pontotoc County

Published: 04/05/2020, 6:19 PM
Edited: 03/11/2021, 10:22 AM
(PONOTOC COUNTY, Okla.) The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) is investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred in Ponotoc County early Sunday morning. Based on the OSBI’s initial investigation, this is what is known at this time: • At approximately 5:30 a.m. on April 5, dispatch received a 9-1-1 call from a residence in the 6000 block of CR 1490 in Ada. • A Ponotoc County Sheriff’s Department deputy responded to the residence and was met by a 44-year-old man holding a weapon. • The deputy fired his weapon killing the man. EMS pronounced him deceased shortly after 6 a.m. • The deputy was not injured in the incident. • The Ponotoc County Sheriff’s Department requested OSBI investigative assistance a short time later. There is no additional information to be released at this time, including the name of the deceased or the sheriff’s deputy. NEXT STEPS: The OSBI will continue investigating. Upon completion of the investigation, a report will be written and submitted to the District Attorney’s Office. The District Attorney will determine whether or not to file charges.


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