1 man shot dead by police in Guthrie, OBSI is investigating


Guthrie police and medical personnel were at the scene of a shooting Tuesday afternoon.

The shooting occurred in a neighborhood near North Elm Street and East Warner Avenue.

Authorities said at least one person was shot and airlifted to OU Health in critical condition. His condition then improved to “stable”, according to Guthrie Sgt. Anthony Gibbs.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation confirmed to News 9 that it is assisting Guthrie police with this investigation into the shooting.

Gibbs said that prior to the shooting, a Logan County officer and deputy were conducting a welfare check in the neighborhood when they saw a man with a gun pushing a woman into a house.

“They didn’t know whether or not there was a hostage situation at the time,” Gibbs said. “. Shortly after, subject exited the house, pointed the gun at officers, and two officers ended up shooting.

Both the deputy and the officer fired their weapons, Gibbs said. It is not known if the man fired before he was shot.

Gibbs said the man ran towards the officers while pointing his rifle at them. Officers shouted orders to arrest the man, but they were ignored, Gibbs said.

The woman inside the house with the man was not injured. Gibbs said the man and woman lived at the home where the shooting took place.

Guthrie police asked OBSI to take over the investigation because the DPM and county sheriff’s office were involved.


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