Authorities investigating Oklahoma officer's use of force - KSWO 7News | Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Authorities investigating Oklahoma officer's use of force

WEATHERFORD, Okla. (AP) - The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says its agents are investigating a western Oklahoma officer who fired a nonlethal bean-bag round at a man who then fatally shot himself.

The OSBI says police in Weatherford were called about 2:30 a.m. Friday to a home on the north side of the city about 65 miles (105 kilometers) west of Oklahoma City.

The agency says the man put down a gun he was holding, but about four hours later picked up the gun and pointed it at his head.

The OSBI says the Weatherford officer, whose name wasn't released, then shot the man with a bean bag that was intended to stun him, but the man was not affected and shot himself.

The OSBI says Weatherford police asked the agency to investigate.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Lawton employee finds nine puppies in company dumpster

    Lawton employee finds nine puppies in company dumpster

    Sunday, July 22 2018 6:02 PM EDT2018-07-22 22:02:15 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    A Lawton man rescued a group of nine puppies he found in a dumpster outside his job.

    A Lawton man rescued a group of nine puppies he found in a dumpster outside his job.

  • Zuckerberg's Holocaust comment puts Facebook on the spot

    Zuckerberg's Holocaust comment puts Facebook on the spot

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 6:08 PM EDT2018-07-18 22:08:46 GMT
    Sunday, July 22 2018 5:48 PM EDT2018-07-22 21:48:10 GMT
    Mark Zuckerberg says he doesn't believe Holocaust denial content should be banned from Facebook. (Source: CNN)Mark Zuckerberg says he doesn't believe Holocaust denial content should be banned from Facebook. (Source: CNN)

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says that while he finds Holocaust denial "deeply offensive," he doesn't believe that such content should be banned from Facebook.

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says that while he finds Holocaust denial "deeply offensive," he doesn't believe that such content should be banned from Facebook.

  • UK police think boy, 3, was attacked with acid at store

    UK police think boy, 3, was attacked with acid at store

    Sunday, July 22 2018 11:04 AM EDT2018-07-22 15:04:24 GMT
    Sunday, July 22 2018 5:47 PM EDT2018-07-22 21:47:41 GMT
    A general view of the Home Bargains store where a man is accused of an acid attack on a young boy, in Worcester, England, Sunday. British police say a 3-year-old boy suffered severe burns on his face and arm. (Matthew Cooper/PA via AP)A general view of the Home Bargains store where a man is accused of an acid attack on a young boy, in Worcester, England, Sunday. British police say a 3-year-old boy suffered severe burns on his face and arm. (Matthew Cooper/PA via AP)

    British police say a 3-year-old boy suffered severe burns on his face and arm during a suspected acid attack that investigators think was deliberate.

    British police say a 3-year-old boy suffered severe burns on his face and arm during a suspected acid attack that investigators think was deliberate.

Powered by Frankly