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Jaquan Derrick Diijon Thompson Jaquan Derrick Diijon Thompson

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**The following update is based on an ongoing investigation, which continues to evolve as the OSBI interviews witnesses and collects evidence. The OSBI’s understanding of the facts and circumstances may change as additional witnesses are interviewed and additional evidence is collected and analyzed. The OSBI does not release the names of law enforcement involved in officer-involved shootings unless they are charged.**


POTEAU, Okla. – The suspect in this morning’s officer-involved shooting in Poteau has been identified.


Jaquan Derrick Diijon Thompson, 27 years old, was shot and killed at the E-Z Mart on N. Broadway this morning.


He was holding a knife to the 44-year-old female clerk’s throat, refusing to drop it and release her when asked by law enforcement.


A Poteau police officer and LeFlore County Sheriff’s deputy both responded to the 9-1-1 call.


Each fired one shot and Thompson was pronounced dead at the scene.


His body was transported to the Oklahoma Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.


The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) is asking for information about Thompson’s relatives.


If you are family or know his family, please call the Poteau Police Department at (918) 647-8620 or contact the OSBI at (800) 522-8017 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


There is no additional information to release at this time.


Next steps: The OSBI investigation is ongoing. Once it is complete, a report will be written and submitted to the District Attorney’s Office for review.


David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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