- Associated Press - Thursday, January 19, 2017

WATTS, Okla. (AP) - Authorities are investigating after a sheriff’s deputy fatally shot a man in eastern Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says the shooting happened Wednesday night in Watts, about 170 miles northeast of Oklahoma City and near the state’s border with Arkansas. Authorities say a Watts police officer and an Adair County sheriff’s deputy were responding to a domestic abuse call when they encountered a man holding a metal pipe.

The OSBI said in a press release that the Adair County deputy opened fire on the man after he reportedly “raised the pipe in an aggressive manner.” The man, who was identified as 40-year-old Stoney McJunkin, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Prosecutors will determine whether the fatal shooting was justified.

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