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OSBI investigating deputy-involved shooting in Okfuskee County

Posted at 9:41 PM, Nov 05, 2016

OKFUSKEE COUNTY, Okla. -- The OSBI has confirmed that an Okemah man was killed in an officer-involved shooting in Okfuskee County Saturday night.

The OSBI was called in to investigate about 8:45 p.m. after an Okfuskee deputy reported that a stabbing suspect, 36-year-old James Carl Coale, tried to run him over with his vehicle after a traffic stop. 

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Earlier in the day, according to the OSBI report, Okfuskee authorities were on the lookout for a vehicle of a man who was suspected in a stabbing. OSBI reports revealed that the deputy fired several shots at the car and Coale was struck and died at the scene.

OSBI officials said several agents are on the case and that all their evidence will be presented to the district attorney. 

The Okfuskee County Sheriff's Office says the deputy's name will not be released unless he is arrested and charged. 

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