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Posted: 1/19/2015 12:10:11 PM EST
Gawker sucks, but.... Early stories quoted an official who said that the shooting was in rural OK and that breaking into someone's home is a reason to get shot.


http://gawker.com/white-man-shoots-black-police-chief-four-times-and-walk-1680254831

The white man who shot Sentinel, Oklahoma's black police chief three times in the chest and once in the arm on Thursday morning was released after questioning, The Oklahoman reports.

Investigating authorities did not disclose the name of the man they'd taken into custody, but the mayor of Sentinel, Sam Dlugonski, and a neighbor who lives across the street from the house where the shooting took place identified him as one Dallas Horton.

"Facts surrounding the case lead agents to believe the man was unaware it was officers who made entry," the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation wrote in a news release.

The shooting came about after a 911 call was made around 4 a.m. on Thursday, The Oklahoman reports. The caller told dispatchers there was a bomb at the Sentinel Community Action Center, which houses the city's Head Start program.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol's bomb squad checked for an explosive device and found nothing; Sentinel police chief Louis Ross and deputies from the Washita County sheriff's office visited the address from which the 911 call was thought to have been made—Dallas Horton's address.

Officers broke down the front door and cleared one bedroom, Dlugonski said. Ross walked into a second bedroom where he was shot four times. "He would be dead if it wasn't for the bullet-proof vest," Dlugonski said.

In the early hours of Thursday morning, from 2:13 a.m. to 4:40 a.m.—around the same time as the 911 call—Horton posted eight status updates on Facebook. One expressed anxiety about the spread of Sharia law in America. Another compared America to Nazi Germany. A third expressed disappointment that the White House sent officials to Michael Brown's funeral—referred to as "this thug"—and none to Paris.

Dallas Horton deactivated his Facebook page this morning.

According to The Oklahoman, authorities removed several guns from Horton's home on Thursday. The mayor described Horton as Dlugonski a "gun enthusiast" and "survivalist." A Facebook post from Wednesday on Horton's page states, "I'd rather have a gun in my hand than a cop on the phone."

Update, 11:20 a.m. – The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation determined that the 911 call did not come from Horton's house. "Everything is still under investigation," spokeswoman Jessica Brown said.




SENTINEL, Okla. – Authorities say an officer is recovering after being shot early Thursday morning.

We’re told the officer was investigating a bomb threat that was made to the city’s school when he was shot.

According to the Sentinel mayor, a bomb threat was made against the Community Action Center around 4 a.m. on Thursday.

The Community Action Center is a head start program for children in the area.

The mayor says five officers, including the Sentinel Police Chief Louis Ross and deputies from the Washita County Sheriff’s Office, went to the alleged suspect’s home.

When no one answered the door, the mayor says the officers went inside the home.

When Ross was looking through the home’s second bedroom, he was shot three times in the chest and once in the arm.

Fortunately, officials with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol say he was wearing a bulletproof vest.

In fact, they say a Washita County deputy loaned Ross the vest just before they got into the home.

He was taken to a hospital in Hobart but is expected to be okay.

The school closed as a result of that threat.

http://kfor.com/2015/01/15/oklahoma-officer-borrowed-bulletproof-vest-moments-before-being-shot-four-times/

OHP officials say they took two people into custody for questioning.

However, according to Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation officials the man who shot the officer will not be arrested at this time.

“The man who shot and wounded the Sentinel police chief will not be arrested at this time,” the OSBI said in a release. “The man was taken into investigative detention this morning after the shooting. For the past several hours, OSBI investigators have extensively interviewed the man. Facts surrounding the case lead agents to believe the man was unaware it was officers who made entry.”

OHP officials say they took two people into custody for questioning.

However, according to Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation officials the man who shot the officer will not be arrested at this time.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 12:13:52 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/19/2015 12:14:51 PM EST by Disintegr8or]
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