HINTON, Okla. — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is looking into a bizarre domestic incident involving a man who shot himself and wounded a retired police officer with the same bullet.
Caddo County Sheriff’s Deputies were first called out to a home near North Vernon & East Elm Street in Hinton, to help the police with a dispute between a man and his wife.
Shortly after arriving the woman left.
Then, the husband started to threaten to shoot at lawmen and turn the gun on himself.
The Sheriff says the man walked out of the house and went up to one of the deputies that he knew and continued to threaten.
The deputy was able to wrestle the suspect to the ground and knock the gun out of his hands.
“At this time he dove for the gun, he got control of the gun again. The Deputy and another man riding along tried to pin him to the ground. Then the gun went off shooting the man in the stomach area.” said Caddo County Sheriff Gene Cain.
The man who got involved in the scuffle is a retired Hinton Police officer who was riding along with the deputy on duty.
The bullet hit the suspect, traveled through the suspect’s body and hit the retired officer as he was trying to subdue the suspect.
Both the suspect and the retired officer were taken to the hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.
The OSBI is now investigating.