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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Officer fatally shoots Seminole man

  • A Seminole man who was allegedly wielding a knife was shot and killed over the weekend by a Seminole County law enforcement officer attempting to serve a felony warrant to the man’s father. About 24 hours later, the father was apprehended in Shawnee.


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  • A Seminole man who was allegedly wielding a knife was shot and killed over the weekend by a Seminole County law enforcement officer attempting to serve a felony warrant to the man’s father. About 24 hours later, the father was apprehended in Shawnee.
    The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation was asked to investigate the police-involved shooting.
    A Seminole County law enforcement officer was attempting to serve a felony warrant Saturday night for Randal Palmer, 43, at his home in the 1900 block of Killingsworth in Seminole, according to the OSBI.
    That’s when Palmer’s 24-year-old son, Aaron Palmer, allegedly confronted the officer with the knife.
    “That officer fired once striking Aaron Palmer in the chest,” the OSBI reported.
    Palmer was transported to St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital, where he died from his wounds.
    ??OSBI agents conducted numerous interviews at the scene, including speaking with a Seminole police officer who was helping serve the failure to comply with drug court warrant on Randal Palmer.
    That warrant, with a $100,000 bond, was served late Sunday night when Shawnee police located Randal Palmer at a home in the 100 block of North Center. He was booked into the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center to be held for Seminole County.
    As far as the probe into the shooting, OSBI Spokeswoman Jessica Brown said the case has been turned over to the Seminole County district attorney, who will determine whether this shooting was justified.
    The officer’s name will not be released by the OSBI unless he is arrested or charged. He has been placed on routine administrative leave.
     

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