Police investigate officer-involved shooting in Muskogee Monday morning

Posted at 8:54 AM, Aug 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-07 13:34:41-04

MUSKOGEE, Okla. -- The Muskogee Police Department has confirmed an officer-involved shooting Monday morning.

According to police, the shooting happened at 32nd and Broadway at about 8 a.m.

Police said they received a report of a man near 33rd and West Okmulgee who possibly had a gun. When police arrived, they said the man, who was wearing a cowboy hat, did not comply with officers' instructions to show his hands.

Police said the man pulled out a large blade hunting knife and lunged at an officer. The officer shot the man twice in the abdomen.

The man was placed in handcuffs and taken to the hospital. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

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