The man tried to hold the officer's head under water but the officer fought his way above the water and shot the suspect. According to the release, the man died at the scene. The wildlife officer received minor injuries. He was taken to a local hospital where he was treated.
The OSBI was requested by the Wildlife Department Chief to investigate the shooting. The release stated that the name of the man killed will not be released until notification has been made to next of kin. The name of the officer involved will not be released by the OSBI unless he is arrested or charged with a crime.
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