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OSBI investigating after Sand Springs standoff involves officer firing shots

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Posted at 4:45 PM, Sep 01, 2023
and last updated 2023-09-05 14:10:48-04

SAND SPRINGS, Okla. — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations is looking into an officer-involved shooting that led to a standoff in Sand Springs Friday.

Sand Springs police said it started around 3:30 pm Friday when officers were called to Walmart in reference to a larceny.

Officers found the suspect, 32-year-old Nathan Burks, who ran away to a nearby parking lot.

When officers approached Burks, who was hiding behind a dumpster, he fired a shot and an officer responded by firing one shot, according to the OSBI. No one was hit by the gunfire.

A standoff then ensued until a negotiator was able to convince Burks to surrender.

Burks was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery upon a police officer, reckless conduct, obstruction and larceny.

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