Suspect killed, officer hit identified in Ada officer-involved shooting

ADA, Okla. (KXII) - An Ada man was shot dead in a gunfight with police Tuesday morning.

Ada Police say a suspect opened fire as they were serving a felony warrant Tuesday morning in the 800 block of W 12th St (KXII).

Ada police were serving 58-year-old Thomas Cole Thompson, and his wife Kristina felony warrants Tuesday morning.

Officers say when they arrived Cole was waiting outside and began shooting at them.

One couple that lives nearby caught the whole thing on camera.

"Boom boom boom boom boom, it was several shots, it sounded like about 20," neighbor Virginia Cleghorn said.

Cleghorn lives a couple of houses down from where the shooting happened.

She said gunshots woke her up.

"I woke up to gunfire and I looked out my door and there was cops all over, I mean the street was covered even back down here," Cleghorn said.

Officers fired back at Cole, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officer Mericle was taken to the hospital for minor injuries but has since been released.

"I was scared for my life," Cleghorn said.

Cleghorn said when she heard the gunfire, she panicked.

"I saw cops even coming through the side of my house and I was like 'oh my gosh' so like I said, I crawled from my bed into my living room because I didn't know if I would get shot or not," Cleghorn said.

Kristina Thompson was taken to a hospital for observation, and then to the Pontotoc County Jail.

OSBI said a man in the house was arrested on a warrant, but they are not releasing that his name or relationship to the Thompsons.

"I want to move, this is a crazy part of the neighborhood," Cleghorn said.

Cleghorn said it's not the first time she's seen police at that house.

"They had cops down there frequently," Cleghorn said.

OSBI said they are still investigating how the third person, 36-year-old Chase Wallace, was involved.