Man who allegedly threatened people with a handgun shot to death by Cushing Police

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CUSHING, Okla. -- There was an officer-involved shooting in Cushing early Sunday morning.

Officers responded to a call at 3:08 a.m. about an unwanted person on a property in the 500 block of South Little.

Once officers arrived, they located the man who was reported as unwanted.

When they tried to talk to him, officers say the man pulled out a handgun and pointed it at two people nearby.

Reports say the officers told the man multiple times to drop his weapon. The man allegedly continued to threaten people with his gun.

That's when a Cushing Police officer shot the man.

The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

The landlord of the victim's home says the man who was killed was an ex-boyfriend of one of the residents. He had allegedly been banging on the door, and that's why the police were called out.

Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations has been called in to investigate the officer-involved shooting. The officer involved has been placed on paid routine leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

Due to the ongoing investigation, the suspect and officers names are not being released at this time.


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