Man jailed after being hurt in Choctaw County police shooting

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Posted at 2:29 AM, Apr 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-29 03:29:29-04

HUGO, Okla. (AP) -- A man arrested on a robbery warrant after police opened fire on the truck he was in, injuring three young children, is in custody in an Oklahoma jail.

Choctaw County Jail records indicate that 21-year-old William Devaughn Smith was being held Sunday on an aggravated robbery complaint. He had been in custody in Texas after being released from a hospital there. The records don't indicate whether Smith has an attorney who could speak on his behalf.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says four children and their mother were with Smith when two officers approached him and gunfire broke out on Friday in Hugo, near the Texas state line.

Smith was treated for injuries at a hospital in Paris, Texas. The bureau says that three children, ages 5, 4 and 1, received injuries that are not life-threatening.

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