Officials ID man killed by Pottawatomie County deputy

Published: Jan. 6, 2018 at 9:47 PM CST
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The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has identified the man killed by a Pottawatomie deputy Saturday night as 39-year-old Jonathan William Leroy of McLoud.

Officials said a 911 call came in from a house on Fishmarket Road just before 7 pm, the caller stating a man was attacking family members inside.

Deputies arrived and found Leroy walking down the road from the house carrying a baseball bat.

When they tried to talk to him, deputies said, Leroy started swinging, so a deputy fired his weapon.

Leroy was taken to a hospital in Shawnee where he died.

Records show Leroy was a lifetime registered sex offender after being convicted of lewd or indecent proposals / acts to a child in 2001.

The shooting remains under investigation by the OSBI.

The district attorney will determine whether the shooting was justified.