BUFFALO, Oklahoma — A 30-year-old man was killed and an Oklahoma deputy was injured in a Thanksgiving morning shooting in the state’s northwest, authorities said.
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said it is investigating the shooting in Buffalo between sheriff’s deputies and a man who had attempted to enter a building with a shotgun and later opened fire on deputies.
Harper County sheriff’s deputies were called around 6:30 a.m. Thursday to a residential area of the city of about 1,000 residents, 180 miles northwest of Oklahoma City. When deputies arrived, the gunman ran and they caught up with him a few blocks away, state detectives said.
The man then fired at the deputies, hitting one of them, and they returned fire, killing him, according to the statement. Investigators declined to release the dead man’s name until his family has been notified.
The injured deputy was taken to a local hospital and then transferred to an Oklahoma City facility. Investigators said the deputy is in stable condition and the injuries are not life-threatening.
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said it was asked by the local sheriff’s office to investigate the shooting and said it could not release any further information.