Suspect ID'd in Mayes Co. ofc.-involved shooting

Posted at 1:26 PM, Dec 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-10 14:26:31-05

SPORTSMEN ACRES, Okla. (AP) -- The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says a Sportsmen Acres police officer shot and killed a man who reportedly threatened the officer with a rifle.

The OSBI says the officer was called to a home in the small Mayes County town about 50 miles east of Tulsa on Wednesday after a man barricaded himself in a bedroom. The OSBI says 51-year-old Sammy Monroe Echols Jr. came out of the home carrying a rifle when the officer arrived.

Investigators say Echols put down the rifle when told to do so, but picked it up and pointed at the officer, who then shot Echols. Echols was pronounced dead at a hospital.

The officer's name was not released.

The OSBI says it was asked to investigate the shooting.

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