DA Says Owasso Officers Justified in Deadly Shooting

06/12/2018 – On Monday, the District Attorney for Craig, Mayes, and Rogers counties determined  two Owasso officers involved in the fatal shooting of a veteran were justified in their actions.

Officers Casey Lawson and Laura Lehner shot and killed Duane Preciado in March, after being dispatched to the home on welfare check. Mr Preciado was suicidal at the time,  according to police.

The District Attorney said, “Officers Lehner and Lawson were faced with a subject armed with two firearms, who refused multiple commands to drop his weapons and instead pointed a semi-automatic pistol and AK-47 at the officers. The officers were compelled by Mr. Preciado’s actions to respond with deadly force…Their action to fire at Mr. Preciado was appropriate and reasonably measured to address the threat posed by Mr. Preciado. As such, I find that the use of force by Officer Lehner and Officer Lawson was justified and appropriate under the law and facts and any charges the District Attorney’s office against either officer are not warranted or allowed under the law.”

KOTV,  News on 6 reports that Stephanie Perdew, who was engaged to Duane Preciado, is unhappy with the District Attorneys decision.  Read that full story here:
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