Man Who Died In Claremore Hospital Parking Lot Identified


Monday, July 11th 2016, 5:46 pm
By: News On 6


The Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the man who died in the parking lot of a Claremore hospital.

According to Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper, Dwight Durant, the ME’s office identified the man as Lester Wilson.

Police say on July 7th, 2016, someone called 911 to report a man sitting in a car in the parking lot at Hillcrest Hospital with a firearm.

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OHP said two Claremore officers and a trooper responded.

Police said Wilson fired one round, but it's unclear if it was aimed at officers.

Durant said they cautiously approached until they said suspect got back out of his vehicle, pointed his weapon at the officers. That’s when, he said, shots were fired at Wilson.

Claremore Police Deputy Chief Charles Downum said it's unknown if the suspect was hit by officer gunfire, but that it was the OHP trooper who fired a shot.

Durant said officers heard another gunshot and eventually found the suspect dead of what they believe is a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The ME’s office has not official released how Wilson died.