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Officers who shot at truck with children in it named

The Associated Press - May 4, 2019 8:05 am

HUGO, Okla. (AP) – Authorities have identified two Oklahoma police officers present when at least one of them shot into a pickup truck last week, wounding three children and a man suspected in a robbery.
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Brook Arbeitman confirmed Friday that Hugo police detectives Billy Jenkins and Chad Allen were placed on paid leave after the April 26th shooting that hurt 21-year-old William Devaughn Smith and the children, ages 5, 4 and 1. All have been released from the hospital.
Smith is suspected in an April 11th armed robbery of a Pizza Hut in Hugo, about 180 miles (290 kilometers) southeast of Oklahoma City. He is being held in the Choctaw County Jail on a pending robbery charge.
OSBI says Smith and the children were in a truck outside a community center when police fired. It has not been made clear whether Smith had a gun.


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