Man dies after officer-involved shooting in Sallisaw

Posted at 10:24 AM, Jan 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-23 05:33:54-05

SALLISAW--Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says that Sunday night at about 10:45am a Sallisaw police officer stopped a silver Ford Focus in the parking lot of the Northeastern Health Systems-Sequoyah.

Officials say that the driver Jonathan Duane Atchley began physically assaulting the officer.

Police say a second officer arrived shortly after to assist and Atchley then began fighting with the second officer.

At some point after that second physical altercation, the first officer shot Atchley, officials say.

Atchley had an active warrant for his arrest at the time. 

Police say that Atchley was treated at Northeastern Health Systems hospital, but he died from the gunshot wound. 

The Sallisaw Police Department requested OSBI agents investigate the officer-involved shooting.

Several agents arrived on scene to interview witnesses, collect evidence, and document the scene. When the investigation is complete, OSBI agents will present a comprehensive, written report to the district attorney.

The district attorney will determine if the shooting was justified.