Man dead after allegedly running his truck into police officer
CREEK COUNTY, Okla. – One man is dead after a deputy-involved shooting in Creek County.
Around 8 p.m. Wednesday, the Creek County Sheriff’s Office says they received a 911 call about a domestic violence situation in Kellyville.
Deputies say they learned Mark Smith allegedly assaulted his estranged wife and her child,
When deputies arrived to the home where the call originated, they saw Mark Smith waiving an object in a field about 50 yards away.
Deputies say they commanded Smith to drop the weapon, but he ignored them.
Officials say Smith then went inside a nearby metal building where he was living.
Authorities called Smith on the phone and asked him to come outside.
Smith then allegedly drove his truck outside of the building holding what appeared to be a rifle, according to deputies.
A deputy deployed his taser and Smith drove his vehicle into a Bristow police officer.
Fortunately, the officer was not seriously injured.
Three deputies and a Bristow officer then fired their weapons at Smith.
Smith was taken to a Tulsa hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is investigating the shooting and plans to present the facts to a district attorney.
The district attorney will determine whether the shooting was justified.