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Update: Suspect Released in Carter Co. Shooting

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CARTER COUNTY, OK -- Carter County investigators said a shooting that happened over the weekend, may have been an act of self-defense. Investigators said they're not filing charges at this time.


The Carter County Sheriff's office said Travis Gillaspy shot and killed Sammy Beaird after Beaird was trying to retrieve his girlfriend's things Sunday afternoon.

Investigators said it appears as though Gillaspy shot Beaird in self-defense and are awaiting a final investigation.

"I felt like before I actually made a decision to actually file charges that it would be proper to go ahead and do a more comprehensive investigation," said District Attorney Craig Ladd.

Officials say Beaird was armed at the time of the incident.


 Gillapsy has been released from the carter county jail.