OSBI investigating fatal officer-involved shooting in Noble County


    Courtesy Kansas Department of Corrections

    The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says a man was pronounced dead at the scene of an officer-involved shooting on Sunday Dec. 9.

    OSBI says 39-year-old Shane Adair Wentling tried to purchase beer from a Wichita, Kansas, store, where the clerk refused to sell the alcohol to Wentling.

    The man allegedly brandished a firearm, gave the clerk cash and left the store. Investigators say the subject then later shot at a vehicle, while he was driving on a highway in Kansas.

    Oklahoma law enforcement received an alert to be on the lookout for Wentling after he brandished a firearm to another driver on Interstate-35 in Oklahoma.

    Perry police and Noble County deputies initiated a pursuit of Wentling after the suspect's vehicle was spotted around midnight, according to OSBI.

    Law enforcement performed a tactical vehicle intervention and stopped Wentling's vehicle.

    Wentling brandished a firearm again, this time to law enforcement. He was shot by officers, who are not being identified by OSBI at this time, and pronounced dead.

    An investigation into this case is ongoing.

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