FAIRLAND, Okla. (AP) — A man shot and killed one man and wounded two others, including a state trooper, in far northeast Oklahoma, authorities said Wednesday.
Edwin Ball, 48, was taken into custody after he barricaded himself inside his home in Fairland, about 80 miles northeast of Tulsa near the state’s borders with Missouri and Kansas, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and Oklahoma Highway Patrol said in a joint statement.
Ball shot and killed Brendan Van Zwell, 25, and wounded a second man who had arrived at Ball’s home Tuesday night with Ball’s ex-girlfriend, the release states. Ball then barricaded himself inside for a standoff that would last several hours.
A trooper who responded to the scene and was setting up a perimeter was hit in the eye with a shotgun pellet after Ball started firing from inside the home, said OHP spokeswoman Sarah Stewart. The trooper was transported to a hospital in Joplin, Missouri, with injuries Stewart said were not life-threatening.