Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office: One Dead In Officer-Involved Shooting
OTTAWA COUNTY, Okla. (KFSM) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) is investigating an officer-involved fatal shooting that happened Saturday (Jan. 7) afternoon in rural Fairland, Oklahoma.
The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office requested OSBI special agents to assist.
According to the OSBI, a member of the sheriff’s office fatally shot Travis Baker after Baker reportedly pointed a handgun at the lawman.
Earlier in the day, Baker was suspected of stealing several cars and breaking into homes in Ottawa County, according to authorities.
Area law enforcement were in a vehicle pursuit Saturday afternoon and that’s when Baker abandoned his vehicle and tried to run from the area, according to OSBI.
Several officers pursued him on foot in a wooded area until the fatal incident happened.
Baker, from the Ottawa County area, died at the scene.
No other people were hurt in the incident.
OSBI special agents will prepare a comprehensive report for the district attorney.
The district attorney will determine whether the shooting was justified.