Officer shoots, kills crazed suspect armed with wrench
CLINTON, Okla. — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer-involved shooting that took place outside of the Clinton Police Department this week.
The suspect was armed with a large crescent wrench.
Investigators say Benjamin Whiteshield, 34, was driven to the police department by his family because he was “acting delusional” on Wednesday.
According to the OSBI, Whiteshield confronted an officer at the police department with the wrench in his hand.
The officer fired his weapon one time, striking Whiteshield in the mouth.
Police say Whiteshield ran inside the police department.
Investigators took the injured Whiteshield into custody and loaded him into an ambulance so he could be taken to the hospital to be treated for his wound.
Whiteshield was pronounced dead at the hospital in Clinton.
The officer who fired his weapon is on routine paid administrative leave while the OSBI investigates the shooting.
The district attorney will determine if any charges will be filed against the officer or if the shooting was justified.
The medical examiner will perform an autopsy.
The autopsy is expected to include a toxicology tests.