OSBI: Camper shot, killed by park ranger tried to run him down

By: Allison Harris Email
By: Allison Harris Email

ATOKA COUNTY, OKLAHOMA -- New information Monday afternoon from The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation about a park ranger-involved shooting.

OSBI says a McGee Creek State Park ranger shot and killed a man in the Buster Hight Area when he attempted to run over the ranger Saturday night.

Earlier in the evening, OSBI says campers were complaining that a man -- David Adam Patrick Maher of New York -- was acting strangely and causing a disturbance.

When a ranger approached him, Maher allegedly ran to his vehicle and attempted to run over the ranger.

OSBI says the ranger then shot him "at least" one time.

Maher was taken to Atoka County Medical Center where he later died.

OSBI is continuing to investigate.

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