An officer involved shooting leaves a suspect dead and an officer injured in Wilburton, Oklahoma
WILBURTON, Okla – A suspect dies in an officer involved shooting after stabbing an officer in the neck and shoulder several times.
According to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, at approximately 8:15 P.M. on May 27th, a citizen saw a man who was believed to be intoxicated walking along Highway 2 and Main Street near Casey’s Convenience Store in Wilburton.
Officer Robert Johnston of the Wilburton police responded and activated the emergency lights on his patrol car.
The man was identified as 30-year-old Alexander Scott.
Scott threw a bottle at the patrol car and advanced towards the driver’s side door.
Officer Johnston exited the patrol car and was stabbed several times in the neck and shoulder by Scott, but despite being stabbed, officer Johnston was able to fire his service weapon, hitting Scott.
Officer Johnston then attempted to apply pressure on Scott’s wound and render aid.
An EMS arrived and Scott was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officer Johnston was transported to the hospital in McAlester where he has since been treated and released.
Scott has a previous arrest record in Latimer County where he was charged with Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon and Resisting an Officer.
The Wilburton Police and Fire Departments, Latimer County Sheriff’s Office, the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner, and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol assisted the OSBI with the investigation.