WILBURTON, Okla. — A man is dead after stabbing a police officer in Oklahoma late Wednesday night, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.
OSBI says a person saw a man walking along Highway 2 and Main Street in Wilburton around 8:15 p.m. -- telling police they thought the man was intoxicated.
A Wilburton police officer found 30-year-old Alexander Scott walking and turned on the emergency lights on his patrol car.
OSBI says Scott turned and threw a bottle at the car then walked toward the driver’s side door.
Officer Robert Johnston got out and Scott allegedly stabbed him several times in the neck and shoulder.
OSBI says Johnston managed to shoot Scott, then tried to help him by holding pressure on his wound until more officers and paramedics got there.
Scott died before he could be taken to the hospital.
Johnston has since been treated and released from the hospital.
“Scott had been arrested previously in Latimer County and had been charged with Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon and Resisting an Officer,” OSBI reported.
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