OSBI Identifies Creek County Man Killed By Law Enforcement Officers
CREEK COUNTY, Oklahoma - The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation released the identity of a man who died after being shot by Creek County deputies and a Bristow police officer Wednesday night.
In a news release, the OSBI said deputies got a 911 call about a domestic violence incident in the 14400 block of South 257th West Avenue just after 8 p.m.
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says when deputies arrived they saw a man, identified as Mark Smith, enter a shop building.
The OSBI says deputies learned Smith had assaulted his estranged wife and her child at a home.
According to the OSBI, deputies spent the next hour and a half talking on the phone with Smith. They said Smith ended the call by telling them he was not going to jail then got into a pickup and drove out of the building.
The OSBI said Smith then showed deputies what appeared to be a rifle in the pickup. They said after a deputy used his taser, Smith attempted to drive away, hitting a Bristow police officer.
That is when three deputies and the Bristow officer opened fire, according to the OSBI.
A medical helicopter took Smith to a Tulsa hospital where he was pronounced dead at 2 a.m. Thursday.
The OSBI says the police officer who was struck by the pickup was not seriously injured.
The sheriff's office says two of the deputies have been restricted to light duty and the third placed on administrative leave as well as the Bristow Police officer pending a review by the Creek County DA's office.