Knife-Wielding Suspect Shot, Killed By Deputy In Wagoner County


Sunday, January 16th 2022, 10:22 pm
By: News On 6


WAGONER, Oklahoma -

STORY UPDATE: Suspect, Deputy Involved In Fatal Wagoner County Shooting Identified

Investigators said a Wagoner County Deputy shot and killed a man who attacked the deputy with a knife.

Sheriff Chris Elliott said the Wagoner County Sheriffs Office responded to a complaint about a domestic issue Sunday afternoon.

The Sheriff said the suspect had a knife and was walking towards a house where someone had a protective order against him.

Sheriff Elliott said deputies arrived on the scene in Toppers just after 2:30 p.m. and discovered the suspect was armed with two knives and a third was found on the scene.

Elliott said while trying to arrest him for violating a protective order the suspect began fighting with two deputies.

Sheriff Elliott said the suspect attacked a deputy causing injuries to the deputy’s face and head.

Elliott told us that is when the deputy fired his gun once at the suspect and killed him.

The deputy who was hurt was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigators have not released the suspect’s name but believe it’s the same man who had a warrant out for his arrest for violating a protective order.

Sheriff Elliott said they’ve been to that same area several times with domestic complaints against the suspect.

Elliott said he does not believe there is any kind of threat to the public.

“The victim is distraught but the victim was not injured in this and the victim is fine,” said Sheriff Elliott.

The OSBI is investigating.

They are not releasing the name of the deputy involved right now.