GUTHRIE, Okla. (KFOR) – The Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation is now investigating an officer-involved shooting in Guthrie.
An officer-involved shooting took place in Guthrie around 4 p.m. on Tuesday. According to investigators, the shooting took place at an apartment building south of Guthrie High School after a Logan County Sheriff’s deputy attempted to perform a welfare check on a woman who was with the suspect.
The deputy saw a man exit the home with a rifle and wearing a bulletproof vest, and ended up calling on Guthrie Police for assistance, who arrived and helped form a perimeter around the building.
Police say the suspect raised his rifle which prompted both Logan County deputies and Guthrie police to shoot.
“When officers arrived on scene the subject had backed in with a female subject [and] we didn’t know whether or not there was a hostage situation at the time,” said Guthrie Police Sgt. Anthony Gibbs.
Gibbs added that the suspect was shot at least three times and officers immediately started life saving measures.
OSBI is now investigating because multiple agencies responded to the situation.