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MANGUM, Oklahoma – An off-duty Mangum police officer who shot his brother-in-law during a disturbance has died.

Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Jessica Brown says investigators believe 37-year-old officer Brian Ditmore shot his brother-in-law during the disturbance Thursday night in Mangum.

The brother-in-law was taken to an Altus hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Brown said.

Officer surrounded the home Thursday night and after they could not contact Ditmore, they sent in a bomb squad robot, Brown said.

Ditmore was found dead inside. It appeared he had died from a self-inflicted gun shot wound, Brown said.