Muskogee Police Officers Fatally Shoot Suspect

Tuesday, December 30th 2008, 11:35 am
By: News 9

Staff Reports

MUSKOGEE, Oklahoma -- A Fort Gibson man died Tuesday after being shot by Muskogee police offcers.

Muskogee Police said the officer went to the business on a tip that the fugitive suspect was there. 

Deputy Chief Johnny Teehee said officers were trying to arrest Brian Wayne Tackett, 42, at a business in the 5200 block of west Okmulgee Street.

"Basically didn't respond to officers' commands, reached into a sheath he had on his side and pulled out  a knife," Teehee said. "When he did, the officers fired twice."

Both officers are on paid leave, pending results of a department investigation.