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SALLISAW, Okla. – The state Bureau of Investigation in Oklahoma is investigating after police fatally shot a suspect, thought to be an escapee from Missouri.

Sallisaw police believed they had located Travis Lee Davis, 30, recently escaped from a Sedalia jail. Instead, they fatally shot Shawn Taylor Watie, 27,  of Stilwell.

Relatives of the deceased dispute officer accounts that Watie “came after them with a knife”, claiming he was non-combative. He had been walking to work when confronted by officers.