In a tragic turn of events, a Noble, Oklahoma police officer ended
up shooting and killing a five-year-old boy after he was called to
the scene of a snake in a tree.
The boy was fishing with his grandfather when the grandfather
heard a shot and saw something hit the water just a few feet in
front of the boat dock where he was standing.
Moments later, a second shot hit the boy in the head. The boy was
pronounced dead at an Oklahoma City hospital, about 25 miles north
A Noble police officer who had responded to a report of a snake
in a tree apparently fired the deadly shot while trying to kill the
snake on Friday, City Manager Bob Wade said. The snake was a
harmless black rat snake, a Norman animal control officer said
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