LOGAN COUNTY, Okla. – Authorities have released the name of the man who was shot and killed Logan County deputies early Thursday evening.
Around 4:40 p.m. Thursday, deputies with the Logan County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call about a man with a gun near Simmons Rd. and Douglas Blvd. in reference to an "irate man walking in the roadway carrying a shotgun."
When deputies arrived on scene, the man was found hiding behind some trees on the west side of Douglas Blvd.
Officials say the deputies and the suspect exchanged words. At this time, it is unknown what was said.
Officials say that is when the man raised his shotgun and pointed it toward the deputies. The deputies fired their weapons, shooting the man.
The suspect, now identified as 62-year-old Marion Lee Holliday, was pronounced dead at the scene.
“Did he ever exchange (gunfire), or fire his weapon at the officers?” NewsChannel 4's Bill Miston asked Sgt. Greg Valencia, with the Logan County Sheriff's Office, Friday morning.
“It doesn’t appear that he did— we could not discharge one of the rounds from the firearm, to confirm whether or not he actually fired a round," Valencia said.
Officials say that at this time it's unknown if Holliday suffered from some type of mental illness.
When NewsChannel 4 went to Holliday's listed address in the nearby neighborhood, people at the home didn't want to talk.
“As far as I’ve been able to research our history with him, I can’t see anything that would indicate that he has," Valencia said. "However, we don’t know what his mental health state was at the time.”
Court records show he has one past contact with law enforcement, stemming from a misdemeanor marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession charge in late February.
The three deputies involved were not hurt; they are now on administrative leave. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is also assisting in the case.
The reported shooting occurred just two days after the sheriff’s office lost one of their own. Logan County Deputy David Wade was shot and killed while serving an eviction notice on Tuesday morning.
Officials say many of the deputies were at a prayer service for Deputy Wade when they had to respond to the initial call.