SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) -- A Maud police officer won't be prosecuted for using deadly force when he shot and killed a man who threatened him with a knife
Officer Thomas Gibbons fatally shot Jimmy Mack Jordan after responding to a domestic disturbance call at the residence of Jordan's ex-wife on Monday.
Pottawatomie County District Attorney Richard Smothermon says that after repeated orders to leave the residence, Jordan started making threats that if officers came, they would have to kill him.
According to Smothermon's letter, Jordan struck his ex-wife in the face, picked up a knife and grabbed a 3-year-old child. When Gibbons arrived, Jordan released the child and came toward the officer with a knife.
Smothermon wrote that a relative tried to calm and disarm Jordan, but Jordan charged at Gibbons.