Thomas "Tom" L. Trent, 56

Born March 20, 1963

Died April 16, 2019

Dorothy N. Garrison, 99

Born May 4, 1919

Died April 15, 2019

Cecil Edwards Swepston, 63

Born March 15, 1956

Died April 14, 2019

Jewel A. Corley, 66

Born May 26, 1952

Died April 14, 2019


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Thursday, April 18

Harley Hamm's Invitational Jam
Second Annual Arts For Autism Gala
Traveling Exhibition: Blessings of Liberty & The Bill of Rights
Meeting For Indigenous People's Day Muskogee
Honor Heights Park - Azalea Festival
Century 21 Clinkenbeard Open House
Glow Golf on the Green
Advanced PLC Programming & Troubleshooting
Supervisory Academy I
Microsoft Excel I - An Introductory Course
Muskogee Tobacco Cessation Group
Fire Revival
Margaret Artist Taylor - Citizen of the Arts Award

Monday, November 12, 2018, 2:37 PM

Numerous witnesses are reporting a deadly shooting at I Don’t Care Bar and Grill just now.

Police are alleged to have shot and killed a suspect in the restaurant, though public information officer Lincoln Anderson will neither confirm nor deny any details about the alleged incident.

The witnesses say police shot a suspect with a gun inside the restaurant. We will update when more details are available.

The officer initially at the scene called for other officers, yelling “shots fired! Suspect down! He has a gun!”

UPDATE: A law enforcement official has confirmed the suspect is dead. Only one person was shot, according to another emergency official.

UPDATE: Anderson said all he can release at this time is that there was an officer-involved shooting inside the restaurant and that the suspect was killed. No one else was injured.

Numerous immediate family members have said the victim was Andrew Kana, but officials will not address that pending official notification. One family member identified a car being towed away from the scene as Kana’s car.

UPDATE: Anderson provided the following release:

On November 12th at around 2pm, officers with the Muskogee Police Department were dispatched to the I Don’t Care Bar and Grill to make contact with a suspect that had several outstanding warrants.

When officers arrived they made contact with the suspect, Andrew Kana, who was sitting inside of the restaurant. They attempted to place him in custody for the warrants, once one hand was placed into handcuffs the suspect refused commands for his other hand, pulled a firearm and 1 officer fired at the suspect and struck him in the chest. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

There were 3 officers present at the time of the encounter, and all 3 will be placed on routine paid administrative leave pending the outcome of this investigation.

Officer body worn cameras were active at the time of the incident and those will be released at a later date after the officers have been interviewed.

Andrew Kana had 4 warrants, 1 from Muskogee County for Domestic Assault by strangulation with no bond, he also had 3 nationwide extradition warrants out of Idaho for Assault and Battery with a dangerous weapon, Possession of a Firearm after a felony conviction, and domestic assault in the presence of a minor child. Those warrants had a $500,000 bond.