Man Shot By Trooper Identified

Ponca City Now - December 31, 2013 8:29 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Authorities say a man killed by an off-duty Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper last week had gone missing from a halfway house.

Twenty-two-year-old Darnell King was shot when he allegedly attempted to rob off-duty trooper John Marion in Oklahoma City on Friday. King died at a hospital.

The Oklahoman newspaper reports (http://bit.ly/1lwz6rr ) that King had been serving a three-year sentence at the Oklahoma City Community Correction Center for assault with a dangerous weapon and possession of a stolen vehicle out of Tulsa County.

Corrections officers said King was moved recently to the low-security Carver Transitional Center in south Oklahoma City, but went missing from the halfway house Friday.

Police said the trooper was in his garage with the door open when King pointed a gun at him and demanded his belongings.

 

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