OSBI reviewing fatal shooting of man by sheriff’s deputy

The Associated Press - November 7, 2016 9:02 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – The state’s top law enforcement agency is investigating an Okfuskee County deputy’s fatal shooting of a man who allegedly tried to run the deputy over.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says a deputy was outside his vehicle on Saturday when 36-year-old James Carl Coale allegedly tried to drive over the deputy after a traffic stop.

The agency says the deputy fired several shots at the vehicle, striking Coale.  Coale was pronounced dead at the scene.

The OSBI will present its evidence to the district attorney, who will determine whether the shooting was justified.

The agency won’t release the deputy’s name unless the deputy is arrested or charged.

 

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