Ponca City, OK

Now: 89 °F

Currently: Fair

Hi: 89 °F | Lo: 71 °F

Saturday

Hi: 90 °F 

Lo: 69 °F

Sunday

Hi: 89 °F 

Lo: 69 °F

Monday

Hi: 82 °F 

Lo: 60 °F

Tuesday

Hi: 73 °F 

Lo: 58 °F

Wednesday

Hi: 72 °F 

Lo: 54 °F

Oklahoma deputies fatally shoot armed man

The Associated Press - April 21, 2017 9:06 am

GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) – Oklahoma deputies who had been attending a prayer vigil for a slain deputy, fatally shot a man who allegedly started to point a gun at them.

Logan County deputies shot the man Thursday in a rural part of the county southeast of Guthrie.

No names have been released.

Sheriff’s Sgt. Greg Valencia told reporters the deputies were responding to a report of a man carrying a shotgun when they found the man in a wooded area. Valencia says the man appeared “irate” when deputies tried to talk to him, and he was shot when he raised the weapon toward the officers.

The report came while the officers were attending a prayer service in Guthrie for deputy David Wade, who was fatally shot Tuesday while serving an eviction notice.

 

Latest Stories

Last phase of walking trail replacement underway

Employees of River Ridge Construction check a section of the War Memorial Park walking trail. The...

Po-Hi baseball field improvements substantially done

Improvements to the Ponca City High School baseball field have been substantially completed, according to a...

Woodlands students share Preamble of the Constitution

In celebration of Constitution Day on Sept. 17, Woodlands Elementary School Librarian Laurie Graham created this video...