On Saturday, March, 3, 2018, the Lone Grove Police Department received a call about a man making suicidal comments inside his home in Lone Grove.
A Lone Grove officer and a Carter County Sheriff’s deputy responded. The Lone Grove officer knocked on the front door, but no one answered. Seconds later a man opened the door, pointing a handgun at the officer. That officer shot several times.
Travis Joe,28 was hit and was transported to a hospital in Denton, Texas, where he remains.
Lone Grove Police Department requested Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation special agents investigate the officer-involved shooting.
No one else was injured. OSBI agents will conduct a thorough investigation and include the facts in a comprehensive written report. That report will be delivered to the district attorney. The DA will determine if the shooting was justified.
The officer is on routine administrative leave while the case is being investigated.