Don't Shoot the Messenger


A suicidal man in Oklahoma did exactly what the cliche says not to do, he shot the messenger.

Well....he shot at the messenger.  

The man was in a standoff with police, KWTV's (Oklahoma City) Bob Mills SkyNews 9 HD and Jim Gardner were covering the story when the guy took a shot at the news chopper.  

According to the Pottawatomie County Sheriff's office, the man was standing outside of his home about a holding a rifle.

The fear at the time was that he may have been trying to commit suicide by cop.

Authorities set up their command center at the Hilltop Baptist Church. After a few hours of negotiations, authorities were able to bring the situation to a safe conclusion.

On Monday, the Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office reported that Shackelford actually fired a shot at the chopper.

No one was hurt. The Sheriff's office says it is pursuing federal charges against him.