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Wagoner County deputy 'lawfully' killed man, DA says

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Posted at 7:13 PM, Jan 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-09 15:51:12-05

WAGNOER COUNTY, Okla. — The District 27 District Attorney's Office determined Wednesday a Wagoner deputy "acted lawfully" when he shot and killed another man in January.

The Wagoner County Sheriff said the shooting happened around 2:00 p.m. on Jan. 16 when they received a call about a man was walking around the neighborhood with a knife.

Deputies say 31-year-old Steffon Griffin had a warrant out for violating a protective order.

The sheriff's office says they tried taking Griffin into custody when he armed himself with two knives.

A fight to get him into custody resulted in Deputy J. Burk shooting and killing Griffin.

Burk and another deputy were injured in the altercation.

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