Update: Investigators release names of suspect who was killed & Ada police officer who was shot

Update: Investigators have released the name of the suspect who was killed in Ada after shooting an officer, as well as the name of the officer who was shot.

Ada police traveled to a residence in the 800 block of West 12th Street at around 10 a.m. Tuesday to serve felony warrants on 58-year-old Thomas Cole Thompson and his wife Kristina Thompson, according to an Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigating news release.

Thomas Thompson, also referred to as ‘Cole Thompson’ in the news release, was outside the home and opened fire on the officers when they arrived. Officer Matthew Mericle was hit by gunfire. Police returned fire, killing Cole Thompson, the news release states.

Mericle, a six-year Ada police veteran, was taken to a hospital; he was treated and later released.

Kristina Thompson, 49, was taken to the hospital for observation following the shooting. She was released from the hospital, arrested on the felony warrant and taken to the Ponotoc County Jail.

A third individual with warrants was found at the residence during OSBI’s investigation. He was taken into custody.

Original Story

ADA, Okla. (KFOR) – Authorities are on the scene of a shooting involving an officer reported in Ada Tuesday morning.

Officers were serving a warrant in the 800 block of W 12th around 10 a.m. Tuesday.

On arrival, the suspect was outside and opened fire on the officers. One of the officers was struck.

Other officers arrived and gunfire was exchanged.

The suspect was shot and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

No names are being released at this time and the investigation has been turned over to the OSBI.

The wounded officer is being assessed and is in stable condition.


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