Sunday, 08 January 2017 17:10

OSBI Special Agents Investigate Ottawa Co. Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting

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According to a press release from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office requested OSBI special agents investigate an officer-involved fatal shooting that occurred on Saturday, Dec 7th, in rural Fairland.


A member of the sheriff's office fatally shot Travis Baker, 42.


Baker reportedly pointed a handgun at the officer.


Earlier that day, Baker was suspected of stealing several cars and breaking into homes in Ottawa County.


Area law enforcement engaged in a vehicle pursuit.


Baker abandoned his vehicle and tried to run from the area.


Several officers pursued him on foot in a wooded area until the fatal incident occurred. Baker, from the Ottawa County area, died at the scene.


OSBI special agents will prepare a comprehensive report for the district attorney. The district attorney will determine whether the shooting was justified.

David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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