The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is looking into an officer-involved shooting outside of Durant, Oklahoma after a suspect believed to be armed was shot by a Bryan County deputy Monday afternoon.
Bryan County Sheriff Johnny Christian said Wednesday that police were dispatched to a shots-fired call in the 7700 block of North Wilson Road, northwest of Durant. Christian said a man identified as Jack Hubbard allegedly fired a rifle several times at that location at about 2:45 p.m. Christian noted the shots were not fired at anybody.
“You had two scenes — the first scene that he went to, he fired a rifle numerous times,” Christian said. “He discarded that rifle, left that scene and went to another location. Basically, he went to his residence.”
Police were called when Hubbard left the first scene. Residents on Wilson Road told police they knew Hubbard, and that he was upset and shooting his gun, Christian said. Hubbard was observed driving south toward Mockingbird Lane in a white Chevy pickup. His residence was in the 2300 block of West Mockingbird Lane.
Police began looking for Hubbard and located his truck, Christian said. The officers went up to his house to speak with him and were confronted. He said Hubbard was armed and a deputy shot Hubbard in the leg. Hubbard was flown to a Dallas area hospital for treatment.
“He’s recovering and doing well,” Christian said of Hubbard. “We’re waiting to extradite him back.”
Christian said Hubbard did discard a rifle at the first location, but obtained a second rifle. The second firearm was a .22-caliber rifle that Christian said looked similar to an AR-15. When asked if Hubbard fired any shots at law enforcement officers, Christian said it’s under investigation, but officers were not injured.
“Because it’s still under investigation, they’re still pinpointing it,” Christian said. “As far as I known, I don’t think so, but I’m not for sure on that one. I haven’t been briefed on that.”
Christian said a warrant has been issued to extradite Hubbard, and he’s facing charges of pointing a firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon. OSBI officials confirmed they are investigating the incident. The deputy that shot Hubbard is on paid administrative leave until the investigation is concluded, Christian said.
“At this time I don’t see any problems with the investigation, however, it’s not completed yet,” Christian said.
Once the investigation is completed, it will be sent to the district attorney who will decide how the case will precede, Christian said.
Multiple agencies were involved in the incident including a department of wildlife officer and Choctaw Tribal Police. Durant Police Chief David Houser said the incident took place outside the city, so it was the sheriff’s office case. Durant Police provided assistance, he said, but he couldn’t comment on what assistance the city provided because of the ongoing OSBI investigation.