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Oklahoma police officer charged in deadly shooting

 

September 13, 2020



OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma police officer who fatally shot a man wielding a baseball bat has been charged with first-degree manslaughter.

The Oklahoman reports Chance Avery, a corporal with The Village Police Department, shot Christopher Poor, 49, three times July 25, according to court records.

Avery was at the home at the request of Poor's wife, who was picking up some personal belongings, when Poor ran from the garage into the living room clutching the bat, police said.

"While verbally engaged with Mr. Poor, Avery discharged his firearm, striking Mr. Poor three times, causing his...



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