Man shot and killed at Grant Travel Plaza

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GRANT, Okla. (KXII) -- According to law enforcement, a Texas man was shot dead Sunday night at the travel plaza of the Choctaw Casino Resort.

A Texas man was shot dead Saturday night at the travel plaza of the Choctaw Casino Resort.

A confrontation between a patron an two security officers turned deadly when the man pointed his gun at the officers and they returned fire.

Tribal security and the FBI are investigating the incident.

John Hobbs, Executive Director of Public Safety of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma released a statement on Monday.

"Choctaw Tribal Police and the FBI are currently investigating a shooting that occurred at approximately10:30 p.m. Sunday evening at the Choctaw Travel Plaza in Grant, Okla.

"An employee requested security support with an individual who was causing a disturbance. When an officer approached the individual, the individual pulled a gun and threatened the officer. The individual turned and walked away, continuing to brandish the gun.

"At this time, a second officer arrived on site. The officers ordered the individual to drop the gun, and the individual turned and pointed the gun at the officers. The officers opened fire and the individual was killed.

"There were no other injuries. The identity of the individual and security officers cannot be released at this time."



 
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