The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

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March 24, 2013

Man threatening Enid police shot dead by officer

ENID, Okla. — An Enid police officer fatally shot a man who had allegedly threatened an individual and then confronted officers with a weapon.

Enid police said Sunday that 36-year-old Jimmy Wayne Birchfield had threatened a person who called police at 7 p.m. Saturday and that person's dogs.

Police say that when officers arrived at the scene in the northeast part of the city, Birchfield was shot by an officer.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is investigating the shooting and the officer is on routine administrative leave.

Enid police didn't reveal what type of weapon Birchfield had or describe other circumstances surrounding the shooting, such as the relationship between Birchfield and the person who called police.

Enid police said they wouldn't comment further, citing the pending investigation.

Look for more in Monday's print edition of the Enid News & Eagle.

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