Oklahoma man killed after allegedly opening fire on deputies

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OKMULGEE COUNTY, Okla. – An Oklahoma man is dead after allegedly opening fire on officers in Okmulgee County.

Authorities were called to an accident involving a tractor-trailer rig near the Deep Fork Wildlife pond.

Deputies say they tried to get the driver, 53-year-old John Henry Neuman, out of the truck but he was not complying.

When Neuman did get out of the truck, officials say he grabbed a gun and started shooting at deputies.

A deputy returned fire and shot Neuman, who then fell into the pond.

Crews went into the pond to find Neuman, when he allegedly began shooting again.

He was then shot a second time and died at the scene.

Investigators learned that Neuman was released from jail with an ankle monitor after being arrested for the murder of his wife.

The OSBI is investigating and the district attorney will determine if the shooting was justified.

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