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Tulsa World file

What began with a search warrant in Muskogee reportedly ended with a man's suicide Wednesday evening. 

Muskogee police investigators initially went to a residence in the 4400 block of Gibson Street about 4 p.m. to serve a search warrant in a child sexual assault case, according to a news release from the department. 

They breached the front door after repeated attempts to make contact with anyone inside, and they ordered a woman who was in the living room to join them on the front porch. 

The woman told officers that a man with access to a handgun had locked himself in a back room. 

Officers began making announcements over a loud speaker, calling for the man to come outside, and investigators contacted the Muskogee County District Attorney's Office to confirm that a probable cause arrest was justified based on the evidence in the case. 

The Special Operations Team deployed less-lethal options, such as flash-bangs and pepper spray, into the home in unsuccessful attempt to get a response from the man. 

While deploying the chemicals, a tactical officer saw a man slumped over a bed in the back room, and the team used a thermal imaging pole camera to confirm his location and try to determine his condition, the release states. 

The team found the man dead when they entered the residence, and medics determined that he died from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the release. He was identified as Kamonae Carey. 



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