DEATHS

Mary Lou Perry, 75

Born August 7, 1943

Died December 15, 2018

Homer Roy Downey, 67

Born May 23, 1951

Died December 13, 2018

Samuel Burks, 68

Born November 18, 1950

Died December 13, 2018

Gordon L. Laster Sr, 84

Born July 26, 1934

Died December 13, 2018

Linda Gail (Berkenbile) Snipes, 71

Born February 18, 1947

Died December 13, 2018

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THINGS TO DO

Saturday, December 15

Muskogee Christmas Parade
The Magic of Michael Grandinetti
Wreath-Laying at Fort Gibson National Cemetery
Interested Cookies with Santa
Fur Babies Adoptions and Rescue Adoption Event
Pay off your Mortgage in 5-7 Years and save over $100,000* in Interest -...
Christmas at The Roxy
MPHC Holiday Game Night Fundraiser
Escort Wreaths Across America
Underwood Christmas Open House
Dance
Oklahoma Kids!

Sunday, December 16

Santa's Reindeer Visit

Thursday, November 15, 2018, 12:22 PM

Suspect Andrew Kana looks at Officer Jarad Jones as Sgt. Ron Yates tells him to show his hand. At the time, Kana was allegedly holding a pistol in the hand the officers couldn't see. Click the image to watch the video.

WARNING: The video above depicts the death of a man. It is by nature graphic.

Muskogee Police have released three videos depicting the fatal shooting of a suspect on Monday inside the I Don’t Care Bar and Grill on Shawnee Bypass. The suspect, Andrew Kana, was wanted on violent felony warrants and attempted to pull a pistol on Sgt. Ron Yates, according to the police. Yates fired his own pistol three times into Kana’s chest area.

Kana died at the scene.

Kana was previously convicted of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm after a felony conviction, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and domestic assault and battery by strangulation. He was in the restaurant, meeting with a woman he was accused of attempting to strangle on November 1. In addition to the pistol police found on him, they found a spare magazine in his left hip pocket.

Police went to the location after the woman’s ex-husband told them Kana was meeting there with her. Police were not told that Kana might have been carrying a weapon. Yates arrived first and placed Kana’s left hand into a pair of cuffs, at which point Kana “bladed his body to the right, concealing his right hand behind his right hip,” according to the police statement. “Sgt. Yates because concerned he was reaching for a weapon, so he drew his gun while maintaining a grip on the handcuff attached to Kana’s left arm.”

According to police, Kana told Yates, “You’re going to have to take me out.” Kana is then alleged to have reached behind his right hip and pulled a Glock .380 pistol, swinging it up toward Yates. Yates fired three shots and Kana fell to the floor.

The police department is investigating the case, and will turn over a report and all evidence to District Attorney Orvil Loge, who will determine whether the shooting was justified. Three videos were provided to MuskogeeNOW.com, but the excerpt above contains the relevant portion. Out of respect to the family of Kana and to the officers and other patrons at the restaurant, we are only posting that video.

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