OSBI Investigating ‘In-Custody Death’ Near Lindsay
LINDSAY, Oklahoma - The Oklahoma Bureau Of Investigations says agents are investigating an "in-custody death" near Lindsay, Tuesday evening.
According to McClain County Sheriff Don Hewett, Norman Police requested a welfare check on a person who was making suicidal comments at 100th Road and Council, around 7:30 p.m.
Upon arrival, Lindsay officers said the man of interest refused to exit his vehicle and disregarded all commands. He then, stepped out the vehicle, doused himself in gasoline and pulled out a lighter.
Sheriff Hewett says, that’s when an officer at the scene told the man to stop and deployed a taser.
A fire was ignited and the man burned to death.
According to investigators, an officer did sustain injuries from the flash fire and was transported to a local hospital.
At this time, the names of the those involved have not been released.
This investigation is ongoing.
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