OSBI investigates of­fi­cer shoot­ing

A Wash­ing­ton County deputy opened fire on a man who re­port­edly at­tempted to stab a wo­man

Tulsa World - - Our Lives - FROM STAFF RE­PORTS

VERA — Au­thor­i­ties are in­ves­ti­gat­ing af­ter a Wash­ing­ton County deputy shot a man who re­port­edly was try­ing to stab a wo­man, the Ok­la­homa State Bu­reau of In­ves­ti­ga­tion said.

On Thurs­day af­ter­noon, deputies were called to as­sist a bail bonds­man who had tracked a bail-jump­ing client to a pas­ture off U.S. 75 and county road 3900, just west of Vera in south­ern Wash­ing­ton County, the OSBI said.

When deputies ar­rived, the bonds­man was try­ing to talk with Corey Wes­ley Peo­ples, 47, when Peo­ples re­trieved a knife and put it to the throat of a wo­man who was with him, the OSBI said.

“Deputies be­gan giv­ing ver­bal com­mands for Peo­ples to drop the knife. At some point, the fe­male fell to the ground. A deputy fired his gun once, hit­ting Peo­ples when Peo­ples raised the knife to stab her,” the OSBI said in a news re­lease.

Peo­ples was flown to a Tulsa hospi­tal and is in sta­ble con­di­tion, the agency said.

The Wash­ing­ton County Sher­iff's Of­fice re­quested OSBI spe­cial agents in­ves­ti­gate the shoot­ing, which oc­curred north of Collinsville and about 25 miles north of down­town Tulsa.

Agents will pre­pare a re­port of the in­ci­dent for the district at­tor­ney, the agency said.

The OSBI said it would not re­lease the deputy's name un­less he/she is ar­rested or charged with a crime.

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