Jonathan Duane Atchley
Officials have now confirmed that the individual shot Sunday night by a Sallisaw police officer did die as a result of the gunshot wound.
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) released the following press statement Monday morning about the officer involved shooting in Sallisaw late Sunday.
Sunday night at about 10:45, a Sallisaw police officer stopped a silver Ford Focus in the parking lot of the Northeastern Health Systems-Sequoyah (Sequoyah Memorial Hospital).
The driver, Jonathan Duane Atchley (d.o.b. 5/27/1980) began physically assaulting the officer. A second officer arrived shortly after to assist. Atchley then began fighting with the second officer.
At some point after that second physical altercation, the first officer shot Atchley. Atchley was treated at Sequoyah Memorial, but he died from the gunshot wound.
The Sallisaw Police Department requested OSBI agents investigate the officer-involved shooting. Several agents arrived on scene to interview witnesses, collect evidence, and document the scene. When the investigation is complete, OSBI agents will present a comprehensive, written report to the district attorney. The district attorney will determine if the shooting was justified.
The above information was released at about 9:30 a.m. Monday.
According to the Sallisaw Police Department the officer who shot Atchley will be put on administrative leave by the city manager until the investigation is complete. The name of the officer has not been released.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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