Man who died after police hunt identified
BY JERRY WOFFORD World Staff Writer
Friday, July 20, 2012
7/20/12 at 3:56 PM
Police identified the man who fired at officers early Thursday morning and died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Davano Pouncil, 26, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police also released the names of two officers who were put on routine paid administrative leave after apparently firing at the man as he raised the gun at the end of a several hours-long manhunt. Tulsa Police Sgt. Eric Sokoloski, 41, and K-9 Officer Shayne Thomas, 39, were placed on leave pending the outcome of the incident investigation.
Pouncil was believed to be the suspect in an armed robbery at Julia Ann’s Donut Shop near Admiral Place and Garnett Road that started the chain of events Thursday morning shortly after 5 a.m.
Officers put out the description of the robber and an officer responding to the robbery spotted the man about 14th Street and South Garnett Road.
The officer tried to stop the man, but he quickly opened fire, shooting at least six rounds at the officer, police said.
He then fled into a nearby neighborhood and officers swarmed, locking down the neighborhood and going house to house searching for the man.
He was spotted about 7:20 a.m. and raised his gun. As he did, officers fired at him as Pouncil then allegedly shot himself, police said.
The Office of the State Medical Examiner will have to determine the cause and manner of death.
Nate Schilling investigates a series of shootings Thursday near 11th Street and Garnett Road. MATT BARNARD / Tulsa World