OSBI Investigating Officer Involved Shooting In Wagoner
WAGONER, Oklahoma - Wagoner Police Chief Bob Haley has requested OSBI investigate an officer-involved shooting in Wagoner
According to OSBI around 9:15 Sunday morning a Wagoner police officer saw a person driving erratically. The vehicle was stopped at 201 South Inola Avenue in Wagoner. According to OSBI the driver, Elisha Edward Kelley, exited his truck and refused to follow verbal commands. He then became combative and reportedly charged at the officer.
OSBI says the officer fired several times and the suspect was hit several times.
“The officer made the traffic stop. The driver of that vehicle exited the vehicle and made an aggressive motion toward the officer. In turn, the officer fired multiple rounds and struck the individual multiple times,” said OSBI Special Agent Fine
Kelley was taken to Wagoner Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead. OSBI said they will report their findings to the District Attorney's Office to determine if the shooting was justified.
As the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation looks for answers, neighbors weighed in on the situation.
“Never is a wise decision to run at an officer, so it’s just a tragic thing,” said Neal Moore of Wagoner.
“It’s just a bad deal all the way around,” said Gorge Scroggs
The officer was not hurt. OSBI says he is now on administrative leave. His name has not been released.