Man shot after opening fire in Garvin County standoff
GARVIN COUNTY, Okla. (KTEN) — A man with weapons and wearing body armor was shot and wounded by law enforcement agents near Pauls Valley Saturday afternoon following a tense two-hour standoff.
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said the incident began around noon when an off-duty Pauls Valley police officer called 911 to report that her neighbor — identified as William Philpott — was making threats toward her and her family.
The OSBI said two other Pauls Valley officers, a Lindsey police officer and a Garvin County deputy responded to the scene.
"Upon arriving, they found Philpott, 39, outside of the home located on 15405 North County Road 3250," the OSBI said in a written statement. "Philpott then went inside and came back out with body armor on and firearms, and began shooting at the officers. The officers took cover behind their vehicles for more than two hours while Philpott was firing at them."
The Chickasaw Lighthorse Tactical Team arrived around 2 p.m. with an armored vehicle to approach the subject.
"Philpott raised his pistol at the Lighthorse officers and he was shot three times," the OSBI said. "Philpott was given medical aid by officers while TAC Team members cleared the house."
Philpott was airlifted to the OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City for treatment. A warrant was issued for his arrest and it was served at 11 a.m. Monday.
Philpott will be transferred to the Garvin County Detention Center after his release from the hospital facing three counts of assault and battery with a deadly weapon.
"This incident occurred in Indian Country and involves native and non-native individuals. As such, this investigation falls under state and federal jurisdiction per the McGirt Supreme Court ruling," the OSBI said.
No officers were injured.
Prosecutors will determine what, if any, charges will be filed in this case.