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On 10-13-2014 at approximately 2:45 p.m., the Leflore County Sheriff's Office responded to a call of a man with a gun in the area of Shelly Carlisle Drive east of Spiro, Oklahoma. When Deputies and officers from other agencies arrived they discovered a man with two pistols walking down West Road. The suspect, later identified as 36 year old Freddie Cooper JR. of Spiro, Was pointing the pistols at officers and threatening them. Cooper had obtained the pistols from a residence that he had broken into a short time earlier that day. Cooper continued down West Road and crossed a field to Shelly Carlisle Drive where he entered a residence in the 17000 block, brandishing the weapon and threatening the residents who locked themselves in rooms inside the house.
Officers and Deputies surrounded the residence and Cooper came outside onto the front porch, yelling and pointing the pitols at officers. Officers repeatedly commanded Cooper to drop the pistols and surrender and he refused to comply, Cooper then pointed the pistols at two officers by the garage and a deputy fired one round, striking Cooper in the chest. Cooper was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS personnel. Agents from O.S.B.I. were called to the scene to investigate the incident. The name of the deputy involved in the incident is not being released at this time.
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