‘Armed And Dangerous’ Suspect Dies After Shootout With Sequoyah County Deputies

FORT SMITH (KFSM) -- An "armed and dangerous" suspect who allegedly threatened suicide by cop died after getting involved in a shootout with Sequoyah County deputies on Wednesday (July 5).

Police started searching for the suspect, identified as Jamie Huskey, 45, after he allegedly pistol whipped his sister and fired a shot into the wall of her home on Mussett Road in Fort Smith shortly after 7 a.m. on Wednesday morning, Fort Smith police said.

Witnesses said Huskey was armed with a pistol and had previously threatened "suicide by cop," police said.

Sallisaw police found Huskey's vehicle around 1 p.m. Sallisaw police and Sequoyah County deputies searched the area, and deputies found him at a McDonald's in Sallisaw. Deputies and the suspect were involved in a shootout near the restaurant's bathrooms shortly before 2 p.m., police said. No deputies were injured in the shooting.

Officers said Huskey was treated on scene by EMS and he was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The search for Huskey started around 9 a.m. when officers went to a Mussett Road home after hearing reports of an armed robbery. After determining a robbery didn't occur, they started searching for Huskey, who had active warrants out for his arrest.

His sister was taken to a local hospital with a cut to the left ear. She'd told police that her brother arrived at her home asking for assistance, but she refused because she knew he was wanted in Texas in connection to a sexual assault investigation.

He was wanted on two felony warrants out of Fort Smith and Texas.

Several people who were also in the Mussett Road house when the assault took place were later taken in for questioning. The individuals fled the scene after it happened, and officers said they believed some had warrants out for their arrests.

The Sequoyah County Sheriff's Department will investigate the shooting.