Authorities: Shawnee Suicidal Man Fired Shot At SkyNews 9


Monday, July 22nd 2013, 10:14 pm
By: News 9


Bob Mills SkyNews 9 HD and Jim Gardner were in the line of fire during a standoff with a suicidal man in Shawnee last Friday.

According to the Pottawatomie County Sheriff's office, the man identified as Troy Shackelford was standing outside of his home about a mile and a half east of Bryan St., on MacArthur St. in Shawnee, holding a rifle.

7/19/2013 Related Story: Suspect Taken Safely Into Custody After Standoff Situation In Shawnee

The fear at the time was that he may have been trying to commit suicide by cop.

Authorities set up their command center at the Hilltop Baptist Church. After a few hours of negotiations, authorities were able to bring the situation to a safe conclusion.

On Monday, the Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office reported that Shackelford actually fired a shot at our chopper.

No one was hurt.

The Sheriff's office says it is pursuing federal charges against him.