Family Of Couple Killed By Officers Speaks Out

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 8:41 pm

By: News 9

Oklahoma City Police release new information in a deadly officer involved shooting.

Christopher and Stacie Stout were shot and killed at S.E. 44th and I-35 Tuesday night. Members of the U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force were serving a warrant in the area when Christopher Stout allegedly tried to run from members of the task force. Investigators say at least eight law enforcement agencies were involved. Investigators say approximately seven officers opened fire on the suspect's car. Oklahoma City Police has been named the lead agency in the criminal investigation into the shooting.

4/10/2013 Related Story: Suspects, Officers Identified In SE OKC Officer-Involved Shooting

Tina Belvin, Christopher Stout's aunt, said her nephew has a criminal history but did not deserve to die.

"What did they do that was so bad they felt they needed to die," said Belvin. "I just need that answered. We all need that answered."

Investigators said Christopher was wanted for a burglary in Payne County. Prosecutors filed burglary charges on him on April 4, 2013 and an arrest warrant was issued. Stacie Stout, the passenger in the suspect's car did not have a warrant out for her arrest.

"She was a good girl, a good mother and a good wife," Belvin said about her nephew's girlfriend and she said unless Christopher threatened to harm an officer he should not have been shot. "They had no reason to even draw, much less pull the trigger on my nephew," she said.

Oklahoma City Police Captain Dexter Nelson , a spokesperson for the department said, "because of the multi-jurisdictional aspect it will be quite some time before we can figure out what all happened and who fired what shots."

4/9/2013 Related Story: Two Suspects Dead Following Shooting With Police, OHP Troopers In SE OKC

Captain Nelson said during a media release on Wednesday afternoon, "to date we have not located a weapon that appears to belong to a suspect but we still have not conducted a complete investigation, we still need to search his truck."

Nelson said it's not clear how many rounds were fired but Belvin said one was too many.

"Why did they even draw their weapons," she asked.

Oklahoma City Police will be investigating to find that out. OCPD reported the involved agencies to be United States Marshal's Service or USMS, Oklahoma Highway Patrol or OHP, Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs or OBNDD, Oklahoma City Police Department or OCPD, Cleveland County Sheriff's Office, Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office, and the Oklahoma Department of Corrections Probation and Parole.

In a media release, investigators also released the name of the officers involved as Deputy Marshal C. Stephens with USMS, Deputy Marshal T. Groom with USMS, Agent J. Leone with OBNDD, Trooper D. Long with OHP, Deputy Sheriff C. Pope with Pott. Co. Sheriff Office,' Deputy Sheriff E. Grimes with Canadian Co. Sheriff's Office, Sgt. K. Johnson with OCPD.

"Detective Johnson was placed on paid administrative leave which is a customary procedure for the OCPD officers following an officer involved shooting," Nelson said.

The status of the remaining officers were not immediately known.

Christopher Stout Fund donations can be made at an Bank of Oklahoma.


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