OSBI investigating officer involved shooting in northern Oklahoma

OSBI investigating officer involved shooting in northern Oklahoma

NOBLE COUNTY, OK (RNN Texoma) - The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations in looking into an overnight officer involved shooting in Noble County.

According to the OSBI, 39-year-old Shane Adair Wentling attempted to purchase beer at a store in Wichita, Kansas but the clerk refused to sell to him. Wentling then allegedly pulled out a gun and left the store. Later he reportedly shot a vehicle as he was driving down a Kansas highway.

Wentling then drove down I-35 into Oklahoma where he pointed his gun at another vehicle. Oklahoma authorities connected a call from the victim to a BOLO (Be On the Look Out) issued by Kansas officials.

Oklahoma authorities found Wentling near Perry, Oklahoma around midnight. A pursuit was initiated by Perry Police Department and Noble County Sheriffs Department. Officers used a “tactical vehicle intervention,” commonly referred to as a PIT, on the suspect’s vehicle. Wentling then allegedly pulled his gun on officers before he was shot and killed.

The OSBI is investigating the incident. They will present their findings to the Noble County District Attorney’s Office who will then decide if the shooting was justified.

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