OSBI investigates officer-involved shooting in Bryan County

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DURANT, Okla. (KXII) -- The OSBI is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Durant that left one man hospitalized.

Jack Hubbard

The Bryan County Sheriff said Jack Hubbard was shot by law enforcement when he came out of his house armed. It all started when deputies said he was shooting a gun near a home, just a mile up the road.

"I was on my back porch or deck and I heard a pop sound and I thought it was a gun shot, it was obviously a gun shot," neighbor Nanette Chance said.

"He was upset and shooting," Bryan County Sheriff Johnny Christian said.

Around 3 p.m. Monday, first responders were called out to an active shooter situation at a house on Wilson Street in Durant.

"The residents there observed him shooting his weapon at that scene, not at anyone in particular, but just outside, shooting his weapon," Christian said.

Christian said Jack Hubbard then left his friends' house and they called 911, telling police Hubbard was probably headed to his house on Mockingbird Lane.

"Multiple agencies involved here, the suspect came out, confronted law enforcement and the suspect was shot," Christian said.

Christian said Hubbard was shot in the leg and then arrested.

"I don't think police should even hesitate to do what they have to do to protect themselves," Chance said.

Neighbor Nanette Chance was home at the time of the shooting. She said she never expected this to happen in her neighborhood.

"I've got great neighbors, I just thought they were great, too," Chance said.

Hubbard was flown to Plano Medical Center. He is expected to be okay. No one else was hurt.

"I'm very thankful to know that he's gonna be okay, that's really good," Chance said.

Christian said they're still investigating what Hubbard was shooting at and why. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is now looking into the case.

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