HINTON, Okla. — A strange shooting in Caddo County injures two men.
It happened Monday night in the town of Hinton.
Two people were hurt in the incident.
Investigators in Caddo County confirm a former Hinton police officer shot himself as well as a retired sheriff’s deputy.
It all started as a domestic disturbance between a man and wife.
“He made threats he was going to harm himself or any other police officers,” Caddo County Sheriff Gene Cain said.
The husband, who once worked as a Hinton police officer, shot himself and a retired deputy with only one bullet.
The Caddo County sheriff said the unruly husband, who once worked as a Hinton police officer, began talking with one Caddo County deputy and a second retired deputy on scene for a ride-along.
That’s when the current deputy knocked the gun away from the husband.
“One of our deputies wrestled the gun away from his hand,” Cain said.
“The subject, as well as the deputy and retired deputy, jumped on the gun,” OSBI’s Jessica Brown said. “However, the subject got the gun and shot himself in the stomach. It went through him and hit the retired deputy.”
Brown said with multiple agencies involved in the incident, the OSBI has been called in to investigate without bias.
Luckily both men will be fine, but it could have been a lot worse.
Right now, the husband has not officially been arrested which is why his name isn’t being released.
Ultimately, it will be up the district attorney in Caddo County to decide if criminal charges should be filed.