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Investigation underway after police in Sallisaw fatally shoot knife-wielding man

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) is investigating a deadly officer-involved shooting in Sallisaw.

SALLISAW, Okla. — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) is investigating an officer-involved shooting Saturday, May 14.

According to the OSBI, SPD received a call at around 5 a.m. about a man walking westbound in the eastbound lanes of Highway 64. The caller said the man tried to jump in front of their vehicle but the driver was able to switch lanes before they hit him.

OSBI says an officer responded to the location and tried talking to the man, but the man drew a knife and threatened the officer. The officer drew their weapon and told the man to drop the knife. 

OSBI says the officer fired their weapon and shot the man. 

The officer called EMS and began rendering aid to the man. The man was later transported to the hospital where he died. 

No names were immediately released.

OSBI says the incident happened in Indian County and falls under the McGirt Supreme Court ruling.

This is an ongoing investigation and no further information was provided.

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