OSBI investigates officer shooting
A Washington County deputy opened fire on a man who reportedly attempted to stab a woman
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.