Dispute Ends In Shots Fired
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Monday, August 3, 2020, Atoka County Sheriff Deputy Aubrey Stanfield was dispatched to an altercation that occurred on Wards Chapel Road.
While en route, City of Atoka Police Officers and Oklahoma Highway Patrol advised they had stopped both suspect vehicles on Highway Seven; detaining three individuals, two females and a male.
Deputy Stanfield continued to the Boomer’s Bar where the victim was currently sitting on the tailgate of their vehicle, waiting for help.
Atoka EMS arrived and removed the clothing from the victim’s left leg to show three points of injury.
The victim was able to provide a statement once they were being treated at the hospital.
Deputy Stanfield was advised the victim and their ex-spouse had an ongoing ordeal between the two of them. The ordeal lead to an argument the previous Friday which ended in a physical altercation between the victim and an unknown male suspect.
The victim stated that the events of Monday happened after they had parked in the driveway of a residence near a closed gate. They then walked to the home.
They observed their ex-spouse drive by the residence and then return after a short period of time.
The ex-spouse stopped at the victim’s vehicle and exited with two others; knowing they had no reason to be at that residence, the victim began walking to their vehicle.
At that time, the victim said, “they” began hitting the vehicle with bats. The victim ran towards the aggressors to make them stop.
The victim was shot twice in the leg by Samuel Smith, 27, of Atoka.
In a statement, Smith said he brought the firearm to be used as a deterrent should things go badly.
He stated he fired a warning shot, and then fired at the victim when he claim they had assaulted one of the female suspects, forcibly taking a bat from her hands.
Smith is charged with shooting with intent to kill (felony).