Man fatally shot by police, deputy in Tishomingo identified

Published: Apr. 17, 2018 at 10:50 PM CDT
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OSBI has identified the suspect killed in an officer involved shooting Tuesday night in Tishomingo as 39-year-old Justin Monjay.

It happened just around 8 p.m. Tuesday on Elk Road, west of Pennington Creek.

Two Tishomingo police officers and a Johnston County sheriff's deputy responded to a family violence situation.

That's when agents say Monjay rammed his vehicle into a Tishomingo patrol car.

After the continued to push the patrol car back, the sheriff deputy and Tishomingo officers fired at Monjay.

He was transported to Tishomingo Mercy Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

His body is being transported to the Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office where he will be identified and an autopsy will be conducted.

The deputy was not hurt, but two Tishomingo officers suffered minor injuries as they were treated and released from the hospital.

All three are being placed on routine administrative leave pending the investigation.

Neighbors tell us Monjay was no stranger to local law enforcement.

"The boy's been in trouble with the law before anyway, so you don't know what they're capable of or what all's going on, or what the situation is," a neighbor said.

That neighbor tells us he and his son could hear yelling and screaming from the house next door, so they called police.

"The night before then my wife says she heard it sounded like it was a fist fight going on the night before," the neighbor said. "After he hit them he held his foot on the gas pedal, and you could hear the engine roaring and smoke boiling everywhere," the neighbor said,"he never let off of it at all."

"Upon the vehicle striking the police unit, it was pretty extensive damage to it," Sheriff Jon Smith said, "I understand that the subject continued to accelerate pushing the unit backwards in the driveway--out of the driveway.

All three officers then opened fire.

"If they'd been out, he would have killed them without question," the neighbor said, "he hit them hard enough and fast enough, had they been out of the vehicle he would have killed them."

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is now handling the case.

"Without question he was going to hurt somebody," the neighbor said.