Man shot by Muskogee police identified
Ponca City Now - January 3, 2014 6:41 am
MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) – Authorities say a Muskogee man is hospitalized after being shot by a Muskogee police officer while trying to grab another officer’s gun.
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says 34-year-old Thomas Estes was shot by the officer shortly after noon Thursday.
The OSBI says the incident began when an officer stopped a vehicle that had been reported stolen. Investigators say Estes was a passenger in the vehicle and when he got out he grabbed for the officer’s gun and was shot by another officer at the scene.
Estes was taken to a Muskogee hospital and later transferred to a hospital in Tulsa. His condition was not released.
The name of the officer was not released.
The OSBI says it was asked by Muskogee police to investigate the shooting.