OSBI investigating officer-involved shooting
Ponca City Now - October 19, 2015 10:51 am
Sunday night, Lighthorse Police requested help from the OSBI to investigate an officer-involved shooting.
A Lighthorse officer pursed two robbery suspects in Marietta when the driver of the suspect vehicle crashed at mile marker 5 on Interstate 35. The driver ran from the area as the Lighthorse officer gave chase.
When the Lighthorse officer caught the man, the suspect began assaulting the officer. The Lighthorse officer shot Anthony Walker (d.o.b. 6/2/1995) twice. Other officers arrived, and it took four of them to arrest Walker.
Walker, of McKinney, Texas, was transported to a Plano, Texas, hospital. The officer was treated at a local hospital for injuries to his face and released.
OSBI will put together a comprehensive report of the facts in the case and present it to the district attorney. The district attorney will determine whether the shooting was justified.
The Marietta Police Department is handling the robbery investigation. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is working the traffic accident.