Suspect in Oklahoma deputy’s death also fired at 3rd officer

The Associated Press - August 27, 2022 7:57 am

This undated photo provided by the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office shows Oklahoma County Sheriff's Deputy Bobby Swartz. Authorities said Swartz was shot and killed and a second deputy wounded while the two were serving eviction papers Monday, Aug. 22, 2022, at a home on the southwest side of Oklahoma City. (Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office via AP)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Court documents show that the man suspected of fatally shooting an Oklahoma deputy sheriff and wounding another also fired at but missed a third deputy.

A probable cause affidavit alleges that Benjamin Plank fatally shot Oklahoma County Deputy Bobby Swartz, wounded deputy Mark Johns, and shot at the third deputy on Monday as they tried to serve him with eviction papers in Oklahoma City.

Plank remains jailed without bond and no attorney is listed for him.

Gov. Kevin Stitt has ordered U.S. and state flags to fly at half-staff in honor of Swartz and Osage County Sheriff’s Capt. William Hargraves, who died in an automobile collision last Thursday and had funeral services held at the Ponca City Schools Concert Hall on August 26th.


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