MULDROW — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has been asked to investigate an officer-involved shooting in Muldrow on Thursday.
The incident occurred late Thursday afternoon in the parking lot of Executive Inn, 1405 Main St., in Muldrow. It involved an officer firing one shot at a subject who engaged in an hour-long standoff with law enforcement, Sequoyah County Undersheriff Greg Cox said.
The Sheriff's Department received a call in reference to the shooting approximately 4:37 p.m. in reference to a subject, who allegedly was armed with a gun. Muldrow officers told sheriff's deputies that the subject was "holding the gun upon himself and pointing it at officers at times," Cox said.
Cox said an officer fired one shot at the subject after the subject picked up his gun and fired a shot at the officers. The subject was hit once and was transported to an area hospital.
Cox said that "approximately 20 officers" were on scene when the shot was fired. Cox did not give the name of the officer or the officer's agency, but said that he "can safely assume" that the officer who fired the shot has been placed on administrative leave by his respective agency.
Officials with the Muldrow Police Department, Sequoyah County Sheriff's Department and Sallisaw Police Department's Special Response Team responded to the incident.
Cox said the Bureau of Investigation will interview all of the officers and witnesses who were on scene during the incident.