Ricky Leon Rusche

Ricky Leon Rusche

PINK — A man is dead after a confrontation with the U.S. Marshals Service near Pink Tuesday morning, Pottawatomie County Sheriff Mike Booth said.

Ricky Leon Rusche, 40, was wanted on a warrant issued on Jan. 8 in Oklahoma County District Court for escaping a penitentiary. Rusche was reported to be in Pottawatomie County and sheriff’s deputies assisting the U.S. Marshals Service went out to find him Tuesday morning, Booth said.

Booth said authorities located Rusche at a home and a confrontation with law enforcement officers ensued. He said shots were fired, but didn’t know “who fired what shots” and that officers later found Rusche dead.

Two other people at the home had active warrants and were arrested, Booth said. He said no other details on the shooting were available as authorities continue their investigation.

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