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OSBI investigating deputies’ shooting of Arkansas man in southeast Oklahoma

The Associated Press - May 2, 2017 8:08 am

TOM, Okla. (AP) – Authorities are investigating after sheriff’s deputies fatally shot an Arkansas man who reportedly opened fire on a sheriff in southeastern Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says the shooting happened Sunday near the town of Tom, about 200 miles southeast of Oklahoma City and near the state’s borders with Arkansas and Texas. According to the OSBI, deputies with the McCurtain County Sheriff’s Office fatally shot 32-year-old Devin Hawkins after Hawkins pointed a gun and fired once at the sheriff.

No one else was injured. Hawkins was from Foreman, Arkansas.

The OSBI says agents will conduct a full review and forward a report to prosecutors, who will determine whether the shooting was justified.

 

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