OSBI will investigate Tishomingo officer-involved fatal shooting

Posted at 10:05 AM, Apr 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-18 11:05:52-04

TISHOMINGO, Okla. -- The Tishomingo Police have asked the OSBI to assist in an investigation of an officer-involved shooting that left a man dead on Tuesday.

At 8 p.m. Tishomingo Police and Johnston County Sheriff's deputies responded to a call about a family disturbance that may have included violence. Officers and deputies arrived in the 1400 block of N. Elks Road in Tishomingo where they say the male suspect was not cooperating. They say he rammed his car into a police patrol car.

He continued pushing the patrol car backwards, officers say, and a Sheriff's deputy shot and hit the subject.

The man was transported to the Tishomingo Mercy Hospital where he was pronounced dead. His body  was transported to the Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office where he will be identified and an autopsy will be conducted.

Once the OSBI has completed the investigation a report will be forwarded to the Johnston County District Attorney for a prosecutorial decision.

The Sheriff's deputy was not injured, however the two Tishomingo Officers had minor injuries and were treated and released. All three were placed on routine administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. The OSBI will not release the names of the Officers and Deputy unless criminal charges are filed. 

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