OSBI Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting In Kay County
KAY COUNTY, Oklahoma - The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred Friday night in Kay County.
According to report, Tonkawa Police Officer’s initiated a traffic stop on 70-year-old Ronald Dean Minix around 10:30 p.m. June 15, near Highway 60 and I-35.
The Tonkawa Police Department had been advised by Kansas officials that Minix had an outstanding no bond warrant for stalking, and was possibly armed with a weapon in Tonkawa.
When officer’s attempted to make contact with Minix, reports state that he put a gun to his own head. The Tonkawa officer fired his weapon, shooting Minix in the hand.
Minix was taken to a local hospital for medical treatment.
OSBI is now investigating the incident. Once a full report is completed it will be turned over to the Kay County District Attorney’s office.