New Details: Officer-involved shooting kills one; OSBI investigating

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UPDATED: An Okmulgee man shot by police early Thursday morning has been identified and his next of kin properly notified of his death.

James E. Stutchman, 28, died at the scene after he first refused to stop his 1993 Yukon sports utility vehicle for police and then exited his vehicle with a gun.

Original story:

OKMULGEE, Okla. – The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and Crime Scene Agents are now looking in to an officer-involved shooting that happened early Thursday morning.

The shooing occurred when an Okmulgee police officer attempted to make a traffic stop on the driver of a 1993 Yukon sports utility vehicle.

Several other officers were called in to join the pursuit.

When the driver came to a stop, he exited the vehicle with a firearm.

When police spotted the firearm, they shot and killed the man, according to police.

OSBI and Crime scene agents are now investigating how many officers fired their weapons.

According to agents, they will interview multiple witnesses, while crime scene agents collect evidence of the shooting.

The district attorney will determine if the shooting was justified or not, once presented with the evidence found.

Authorities have not released the name of the man who was killed.


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