Oklahoma Cops Shoot & Kill Man Walking to Work, Confusing him for Escaped Inmate
Oklahoma cops shot and killed a man walking to work after they confused him for a dangerous inmate who had escaped jail.
Sallisaw police said Shawn Taylor Waite, 27, came after them with a knife after they had stopped him for matching the description, so they had to kill him.
But Waite's family is calling it murder.
According to KFSM:
Watie's brother-in-law Jerod Neal says their entire family is distraught and doesn't know what to do from here.
"Sherri, his stepmother, is beside herself and his older sister Wowie; they were born like 14 months apart. They were very very very close. They live together," Neal said. "So he’s walking down the road in the middle of the early morning, pulled him over and shoot him, and I think it was murder," Neal said.
Neal told 5NEWS Watie was not an aggressive man.
"He’s not combative, he’s run away from every fight he’s been in. There’s no way he would just chase two officers down or run at them with guns pointed."
Meanwhile, the real fugitive, Travis Lee Davis, 30, remains on the loose after having escaped from a jail in Missouri on Sunday.
Police in Oklahoma managed to detain him Wednesday but he escaped by stealing a patrol car while handcuffed, so these cops are obviously not the brightest of the bunch.