OSBI investigating Sallisaw officer-involved shooting

Beverly Bryant - January 22, 2018 11:17 am

SALLISAW, Oklahoma — At about 10:45 p.m. Sunday, a Sallisaw police officer stopped a silver Ford Focus in the parking lot of the Northeastern Health Systems – Sequoyah in Sallisaw.

The driver Jonathan Duane Atchley, 37, began physically assaulting the officer. A second officer arrived shortly after to assist. Atchley then began fighting with the second officer.

At some point after that second physical altercation, the first officer shot Atchley. Atchley was treated at Northeastern Health Systems hospital, but he died from the gunshot wound.

The Sallisaw Police Department requested OSBI agents investigate the officer-involved shooting. Several agents arrived on scene to interview witnesses, collect evidence, and document the scene. When the investigation is complete, OSBI agents will present a comprehensive, written report to the district attorney. The district attorney will determine if the shooting was justified.


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