Wanted man kills himself in Bartlesville shopping center lot

Ponca City Now - March 13, 2015 9:54 am

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) – Police in Bartlesville say a man wanted by U.S. marshals shot and killed himself in the parking lot of a Bartlesville shopping center.

Capt. Jay Hastings says 36-year-old William David Parks Jr. shot himself once in the head Thursday night while officers were trying to talk him into getting out of the vehicle he was in outside Eastland Shopping Center. Parks died later at a local hospital.

Hastings says the marshal’s service fugitive task force had contacted police earlier Thursday about Parks – who was wanted on weapons charges in Osage County and was staying at a motel in Bartlesville.

Hastings says police and Washington County deputies had followed the vehicle Parks was riding in until stopping it in the shopping center parking lot.


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