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OSBI investigating officer-involved shooting in Wilburton

OSBI investigating officer-involved shooting in Wilburton
Posted at 8:34 AM, May 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-28 09:48:35-04

WILBURTON, Okla. — Authorities are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Wilburton, Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says that the shooting happened around 8 p.m. on Wednesday.

OSBI says someone say a man walking along Highway 2 and Main Street and believed the man was intoxicated.

When Wilburton police arrived, and turned his lights on his police car, the man, 30-year-old Alexander Scott, turned around and threw a bottle at the police car. Then, Scott walked towards the police car's driver side door, OSBI said.

When Wilburton police officer, Robert Johnson got out of the car, Scott stabbed him multiple times in the neck and shoulder, OSBI said.

Officer Johnson fired his weapon at Scott, then attempting to aid him by putting pressure on Scott's wound, OSBI said. Scott was pronounced dead at the scene once EMS and other officers arrived.

OSBI says Officer Johnson was taken to a local hospital where he was treated and released.

Alexander Scott has been arrested prior for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and resisting an officer in Latimer County.

(Video of the scene shot by Derrick James of the McAlester News-Capital.)

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