Man Dies After Officer-Involved Shooting Near Sequoyah Memorial Hospital

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SALLISAW (KFSM) -- A man died Monday morning (Jan. 22) after an officer-involved shooting in the parking lot of Northeastern Health Systems - Sequoyah, according to Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.

Jonathan Duane Atchley, 37, began physically assaulting an officer after being pulled over by Sallisaw police at 10:45 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 21), according to OSBI. He was pulled over for driving a defective vehicle, according to Sallisaw police.

A second officer arrived to assist and Atchley began fighting with the second officer. The first officer then shot Atchley, according to OSBI.

Atchley was treated at Northeastern Health Systems hospital, but died from the gunshot wound.

The two officers involved are on paid administrative leave, said Capt. Jeff Murray with the Sallisaw Police Department.

Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations is investigating. After investigation, the district attorney will determine if the shooting is justified.

According to court records, Atchley has an extensive criminal record. He's previously pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, second-degree burglary and embezzlement, as well as several traffic violations.

Atchley also has faced assault and battery, and has a protection order filed against him.

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