Joshua P Crittenden, 35

Tahlequah, Oklahoma
June 27, 2015

Agencies: Tahlequah Police Department Oklahoma | Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) | Cherokee County District 27 Attorney’s Office Oklahoma

Cause of death: Shooting

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Tahlequah police and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation are at the scene of a fatal officer-involved shooting Saturday in the area of Fox and South Mission.

Police were called to a fight in progress taking place between two men in the 500 block of South Mission Street around 11:40 a.m.

Four officers responded to the scene and found a stolen Dodge pickup and at least one man armed with a gun, according to the OSBI. Authorities said when they arrived to the scene both men ran away.

One man reportedly went inside a home and hid in the attic. Authorities said when he came out, he started shooting at one of the officers. The officer fired back at the man, who was taken to the hospital and died a short time later.

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