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One person killed in officer-involved shooting in Guthrie

Jason Birt, 27, was killed by police after standing over a woman with a machete. (Guthrie Police)

A man is dead following an officer-involved shooting this evening.

The shooting happened around 7:00 p.m. in the 500 block of North Walnut Street.

An officer was on an unrelated call when he was driving through the neighborhood and saw a 27-year-old, Jason Birt, with a machete standing over a woman.

The officer told Birt to drop the machete and move away from the woman, but he refused to do so.

Shots were fired and Birt was killed

Police say Birt has had a history of domestic violence calls on him.

OSBI is now investigating the situation.



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