Muskogee officers suspended after shooting


Saturday, November 24th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) _ Two Muskogee police officers were put on paid leave Friday after shooting a Tulsa man who fled after a nightclub fracas.

Officers John Derrick and Ken Hughey were suspended with pay after they wounded Marion Milton Jacobs Jr., 22, outside Baja Beerstand on the city's northwest side early Thursday.

Several unknown assailants who were unhappy about not getting into the crowded club fired at patrons, according to a Muskogee police statement. An unidentified woman was wounded, but her condition was unknown.

Derrick, who had stopped Jacobs' car on a reckless driving complaint, was dragged briefly when Jacobs took off, reports say. Derrick was not seriously hurt or hospitalized.

He and Hughey fired at Jacobs' car, wounding him. Jacobs was hospitalized, but later released and sent to the Muskogee County Jail, where he remains without bail.

Three men in the car with Jacobs were arrested at the scene, according to reports. One of them, Jacobs' 23-year-old brother, Jeremy, remained in jail without bail.

The other two were released.

The officers will remain suspended with pay until it is determined if Jacobs' shooting was justifiable.