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January

Date: Jan. 14
Location: McAlester
Department(s) involved: McAlester Police Department, Krebs Police Department.
Shot: James Klembara
Race: Not released.
Fatal: Yes.
Armed: Authorities have said the man had a “carbine rifle.”
Details: Officers arrived at the man’s home after being notified he was having a “mental episode,” the OSBI told KFOR. When officers arrived, the man had a rifle, police said. No other information has been released except that the man was shot and killed after reportedly refusing to drop the gun.

Date: Jan. 9
Location: Guymon  
Department(s) involved: Guymon Police Department
Shot: Chiewelthap Mariar, 26.  
Race: Black 
Fatal: Yes.
Armed: Yes, with a knife.
Details: Police said they received a call the night of Jan. 9 about a disgruntled employee at a local business. Police said they arrived and saw Mariar, who “produced a knife” and began walking toward officers. Police told KFOR they first tased Mariar before shooting him. He died at an area hospital.