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OSBI joins investigation of early morning shooting

Beverly Bryant - December 21, 2016 9:02 am

The Ponca City Police Department has requested OSBI investigate a fatal officer-involved shooting at the West Grand Valero.

The police department received a 911 call just after 6 a.m. reporting a man was assaulting a delivery man with what appeared to be a tire iron, Police Chief Don Bohon said. Minutes later, multiple officers arrived at the scene.

Still armed with a weapon, the man confronted officers. Officers shot and killed the man, Bohon said.

The delivery man was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

OSBI special agents are at the scene gathering information and evidence.

Once the investigation is complete, agents will give the district attorney a comprehensive, written report. The district attorney will determine if the shooting was justified.

Investigators have gathered at the intersection of Grand Avenue and Union Street to set up the police mobile command center. Traffic is being diverted off Grand Avenue from First Street  to Elm Street.

 

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