ADAIR COUNTY (KFSM) – An Fayetteville man is dead after an officer-involved shooting that took place on Sunday (April 27), authorities say.
Joe Patrick, 29, was identified as the man who was killed in the incident.
The Adair County Sheriff’s Office along with multiple other agencies responded to an officer involved shooting in the Sanders Flats area on Sunday (April 26), according to the Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.
According to a release, a state wildlife officer approached three people fishing in the Bunch area. The officer asked to see their fishing licenses and learned one of the three had a warrant out of Arkansas for a parole violation.
As the officer attempted to take the man into custody, that man began to fight with the officer. The men fell into a pond where the suspect tried to hold the officer’s head under water. The officer fought his way above the water and shot the suspect. The man died at the scene, according to the release.
The wildlife officer was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for minor injuries.
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation will not release the name of the officer who killed the suspect unless he is arrested or charged with a crime.