Anadarko officer dies after shooting inside police department

Officials are investigating a shooting inside the Anadarko Police Department that occurred about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday. Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agents said officer Ashley Burrus, an off-duty officer, walked into the lobby of the department and apparently shot himself.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: April 18, 2012 at 11:05 am •  Published: April 18, 2012

— Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agents are investigating the fatal shooting of an off-duty officer inside the Anadarko Police Department early Wednesday.

Officials said officer Ashley Burrus, 34, walked into the department about 2:30 a.m., sat on a lobby chair and apparently fired one shot into his chest. Paramedics were called and pronounced Burris dead at the scene.

Agents searched Burrus' home for evidence after the shooting and discovered that he was trying to work through domestic issues. The shooting remains under investigation. has disabled the comments for this article.

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