District Attorney Eddie Wyant said Friday that he has received the report from from the Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation regarding the Miami police officer who shot and killed a 70-year-old resident last month.
“I received the report early this morning (Friday) and will be reviewing it over the next few days to see what action, if any, should be taken,” Wyant said.
Jeffery Frazier, a Miami Police Officer, was placed on administrative leave following the incident in which he discharged his weapon
According to Chief Gary Anderson, Ivar A. Rupley died of gunshot wounds to the chest at approximately 9:30 p.m. June 21.
Anderson said Rupley was involved in a dispute with neighbors before authorities arrived at 312 C St. SE shortly before 9 p.m.
The reporting party told authorities Rupley struck his neighbors with a walking cane several times before officers were called to the scene.
After speaking with witnesses, officer Frazier located Rupley who had armed himself with a knife.
“Upon repeated orders to drop the knife by the officer, Rupley pulled the knife back in a threatening manner as to throw it at the officer,” Anderson said. “Frazier then fired one round striking Rupley as the knife was thrown, missing Frazier. Frazier then fired two additional rounds to end the threat.”
Rupley was taken to Integris Baptist Regional where he died about 30 minutes later.