Police respond to officer-involved shooting in Guthrie

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GUTHRIE, Okla - One person is dead following an officer-involved shooting in Guthrie.

Police say an officer was responding do an "erratic driver" call around 7 p.m. Saturday evening near Walnut and Mansur Ave. when he came across an altercation between a man and a woman.

When law enforcement arrived on the scene, the officer was approached by a man, identified as 27-year-old Jason
Birt, who was armed with a machete.

Police say Birt squared off with the officer and that's when police opened fire on the suspect who was pronounced dead at the scene.

OSBI is currently investigating the shooting.


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