By Steve Shaw, News 9
MIDWEST CITY, Oklahoma -- Police say an Oklahoma probation officer was beaten and then shot dead on a neighborhood street Friday in Midwest City.
Police say 32-year-old Jeff McCoy was making a mandatory visit to a house on the 1400 block of Maple Drive just before noon, when he got into a dispute with 21-year-old Lester Kinchion, the roommate of the person McCoy had gone to see.
"Some kind of physical altercation occurred at that time. The confrontation went into the street. The suspect was assaulting Mr. McCoy. Witnesses said Mr. McCoy was possibly even unconscious. And then he was shot by the suspect," said Deputy Police Chief Sid Porter.
Porter says Kinchion began firing shots at police who arrived, but surrendered 30 minutes later. However police say they had to taser him while taking him into custody because he wasn't following directions.
A state corrections spokesperson says this has never happened before in Oklahoma Corrections History.
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