The Oklahoma Department of Corrections is reporting that Probation and Parole Officer Jeffrey McCoy, 32 years was shot and killed while making an unannounced supervision check on an individual on Maple Drive in Midwest City.
The suspect, Lester Kinchion, 21 years, who was not the person McCoy came to visit, exited the residence in a rage. He immediately attacked McCoy knocking him off the front porch of the residence. A struggle followed spilling into the street with Kinchion beating McCoy unconscious. Kinchion then took McCoy’s weapon and executed McCoy by shooting him in the head.
Neighbors who heard and saw the altercation called the police. When the Midwest City Police arrived, Kinchion fired upon them with McCoy’s weapon and retreated into the house. Midwest City Police officers surrounded the house and called for a SWAT team. About 30 minutes later, and before the SWAT team arrived, Kinchion exited the residence to confront and taunt officers again. The Midwest City Police officers employed the use of a Taser to subdue Kinchion and take him into custody.
The reason for Kinchion’s violent and unprovoked assault on McCoy is unknown, but it is speculated that there was some type of illegal activity occurring in the residence at the time of McCoy’s visit.
Jeffrey McCoy was a 7 year veteran of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections and the first Oklahoma DOC Officer to be killed in the line of duty. McCoy is survived by his wife and two children.
Parole and Probation Officer Jeffrey McCoy, gone but never forgotten.
EOW: May 18, 2012
Photos by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
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