Suspect dead after officer-involved shooting; Bartlesville police officer injured during altercation

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. – What started as a domestic disturbance call left one man dead and a Bartlesville officer injured as well.

Bartlesville police said they were called to a reported domestic disturbance and when they arrived a woman ran out of the home with a man following her. The man, William Cole, allegedly was assaulting the woman, said police, and officers jumped in to stop the attack.

After attempting to stop the man with a Taser, the man allegedly started assaulting one of the officers.

That officer fired his weapon and the man was struck. Both the man and the woman were transported to a nearby hospital, along with the officer that was assaulted.

The man was later pronounced dead.

The officer is currently being treated for facial wounds he received when he was attacked.

OSBI is conducting an investigation into the officer-involved shooting.

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