Jaquan Derrick Diijon Thompson

POTEAU – The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has released the name of a man killed by officers at a LeFlore County service station early Tuesday.

“The suspect in this morning’s officer-involved shooting in Poteau has been identified. Jaquan Derrick Diijon Thompson, 27 years old, was shot and killed at the E-Z Mart on N. Broadway this morning,” the OSBI said in a release. “He was holding a knife to the 44-year-old female clerk’s throat, refusing to drop it and release her when asked by law enforcement. A Poteau police officer and LeFlore County Sheriff’s deputy both responded to the 9-1-1 call. Each fired one shot and Thompson was pronounced dead at the scene. His body was transported to the Oklahoma Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.”

The file is being turned over to the District Attorney for further review according to the release.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) is asking for information about Thompson’s relatives. If you are family or know his family, please call the Poteau Police Department at (918) 647-8620 or contact the OSBI at (800) 522-8017 or tips@osbi.ok.gov.


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