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OSBI completes investigation into deadly officer-involved shooting

POTEAU, Okla. – The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has completed its investigation of a deadly officer-involved shooting of a man accused of taking a convenience store clerk hostage.

Officials say 27-year-old Jaquan Derrick Diijon Thompson was shot and killed at the E-Z Mart on N. Broadway in Poteau.

Around 4:45 a.m. on June 11, dispatchers received a 911 call that a man was holding a female store clerk at knifepoint.

OSBI officials say a Poteau police officer and LeFlore County Sheriff’s deputy were dispatched to the store.

The officer ordered the suspect to drop the knife and release the clerk, but he refused.

Officials say that’s when the officer fired one shot at Thompson, who ducked behind the counter with the clerk still at knifepoint.

The sheriff’s deputy entered the store and saw the suspect struggling with the clerk behind the counter.

The deputy then fired one shot.

When paramedics arrived at the scene, Thompson was pronounced dead.

Officials say the clerk was not injured.

The district attorney’s office will determine if the officers’ actions were justified.


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