1 dead after deputy-involved shooting

Posted at 4:04 PM, Feb 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-03 17:55:30-05

OKMULGEE COUNTY, Okla. – One person is dead following a deputy-involved shooting south of Okmulgee on US-75.

According to the Okmulgee sheriff, a deputy went to check on a man who crashed a semi-truck into a pond. The man had a gun and refused to drop it, despite commands from the deputy. The deputy shot the man after he disobeyed orders. 

The sheriff says the man with the gun died at the scene. A medical helicopter was called to the scene but did not make it in time.

The sheriff says the deputy was not hurt.

OSBI is currently handling the investigation. 

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