Oklahoma Watches and Warnings

OSBI investigating fatal officer-involved shooting of armed man

PERRY, Okla. - The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is assisting in an ongoing investigation into a fatal officer-involved shooting.

The incident started in Wichita, Kansas where a man identified as a Shane Adair Wentling, 39, was trying to purchase beer from a store Sunday after hours.

According to the OSBI, the store clerk refused to sell Wentling beer and "Wentling brandished a firearm, left cash and left the store." Investigators said he later shot a vehicle as he was driving on a Kansas highway before Kansas authorities issued a BOLO, urging the public to 'be on the lookout' for Wentling's truck.

We're told Wentling later drove in Oklahoma on I-35 near Tonkawa, waving a firearm to another driver.

OSBI Special Agent Steve Tanner said Welting's truck was spotted by authorities at a gas station on Highway 64 in Perry. The Perry Police Department and the Noble County Sheriff's Office chased Welting a few miles west before tactical vehicle intervention was performed, stopping the vehicle.

"As soon as he got out of his vehicle, he was pointing his firearm at the officers, and the officers fired back at him and he was pronounced dead at the scene," Tanner said.

Wentling's wife told the NBC affiliate KSN in Wichita that he was loved and will be missed by his friends and family.

Tanner said the investigation moving forward will include interviews with witnesses and the officers involved.

"We’ll also do a background investigation on the individual that was shot to see what was going on in his life prior to the shooting," he told News 4.

Their report will be turned over to the Noble County District Attorney's Office.

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