Slain Norman parole officer was killed with his own gun, police say

Norman parole officer Jeffery Matthew McCoy, 32, was killed by his own gun Friday during a fight outside a Midwest City residence, according to a probable cause affidavit. Police accuse Lester E. Kinchion, 21, of wrestling the gun away from McCoy and fatally shooting him.
BY MICHAEL KIMBALL mkimball@opubco.com Published: May 24, 2012
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Terry, who had a cut on his mouth from the punch, ran out the back door and to the Midwest City High School parking lot nearby, Harkins wrote.

Kinchion fired shots from the house when police officers arrived on the scene, responding to 911 calls from people who saw the shooting, according to the affidavit. Police arrested him after a short standoff and used a Taser on him when he didn't comply with their orders to get on the ground.

Kinchion later admitted to the shooting, telling police, “I shot a man,” Harkins wrote. The affidavit does not explain why Kinchion punched Terry or attacked and shot McCoy.

Kinchion does not have a criminal history listed in state court or state Corrections Department records.

McCoy is survived by his wife and two children, ages 7 and 4. Funeral services were held Wednesday.

The Jeffery McCoy Memorial/Children's Scholarship Fund has been set up at BancFirst, 1201 W Main St. in Norman, for the benefit of the children.

Contributing:

Staff Writer Tim Willert

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