Officer shot checking on parolee
MIDWEST CITY, Okla. – An Oklahoma pardon and parole officer was brutally attacked and killed Friday.
The officer was checking on a parolee when he was attacked and shot.
As neighbors looked on is disbelief, some covering their faces and others in tears after what they just witnessed, police secured the scene where 32-year-old Jeff McCoy was gunned down in the street.
McCoy was a probation and parole officer with the Department of Corrections.
He went to a Midwest City house to check up on a parolee but was met by Lester Kinchion, Jr.
“Two guys were fighting in the yard and ended up in the street,” Neighbor Steven Massey said. “One guy pulled out a gun and shot the other one in the head.”
Police don’t know why the suspect brutally attacked McCoy.
He wasn’t the one probation, someone else in the house was.
“Witnesses in the area say it’s possible that Mr. Mccoy was even unconscious while being assaulted, and after being assaulted, he was then shot by the suspect,” Midwest City Assistant Chief of Police Sid Porter said.
That’s when police said the suspect left McCoy in the street and went back inside.
“The suspect inside the house came to the front of the house and started firing a weapon,” Porter said.
They said he then began to approach officers but would not follow commands.
He was then tased and taken into custody.
McCoy had been with the Department of Corrections for about seven years.
His attack is the first of its kind.
“We haven’t had an incident like this since the beginning of corrections,” Joyce Jackson said. “This is a first.”
McCoy leaves behind a wife and two children.