SALLISAW, Okla. – Authorities are investigating a deadly officer-involved shooting that claimed the life of a 37-year-old man.
Around 10:45 p.m. on Sunday, a Sallisaw police officer stopped a Ford Focus in the parking lot of the Northeastern Health Systems-Sequoyah building for a defective vehicle.
According to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, the driver, who was identified as 37-year-old Jonathan Duane Atchley, began assaulting the officer.
At that point, a second officer arrived at the scene.
OSBI officials say Atchley began fighting the second officer and was shot by the first officer at the scene. Atchley was treated at a nearby hospital, but died from his injuries.
Authorities say Atchley had an active warrant for his arrest.
Both officers are on paid administrative leave.
Now, the OSBI is investigating the officer-involved shooting and will hand over its findings to the district attorney.