UPDATE: OSBI investigating an officer related shooting in ADA, OK.


800 block of 12th Street in Ada, Okla. scene of officer related shooting.

UPDATE: We have an update on the shooting in Ada, Oklahoma. At approximately 10 a.m., Ada police officers were serving Thomas Cole Thompson and his wife Kristina Thompson with felony warrants at a residence in the 800 block of West 12th St.

Upon arrival, 58-year-old Cole Thompson was outside the residence and opened fire at the officers injuring Ada police officer Matthew Mericle.

Officer Mericle was taken to a local hospital and was treated and released.

Officers returned fire on Cole Thompson, hitting him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Thompson’s wife, 49-year-old Kristina, was taken to the hospital after the shooting for observation.

She was released and taken into custody on the felony warrant. She is currently in the Ponotoc County Jail.

A third individual was located in the residence during the OSBI investigation. That individual also had warrants out for him, and he was also taken into custody.

Officer Mericle has six years of service with the Ada Police Department.


ADA, Okla. –- A morning shooting involving an Ada officer is now under investigation by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation or OSBI.

Officials report that at approximately 10 a.m. in the 800 block of West 12th Street in Ada, officers arrived at a home to serve felony warrants to an individual at that address. However, once on scene they were confronted by the suspect outside the home who opened fire on the officers.

One of the Ada officers was hit.

The other officers returned fire, hitting and killing the suspect. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The wounded officer was taken to a local hospital where he was treated and released.

This currently is an ongoing investigation; details are limited as the OSBI interviews witnesses and collects evidence at the scene.

No names will be released at this time and information may continue to evolve during OSBI’s investigation.

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