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July 15, 2014

Man shot by officers to be charged today

A man who had been trying to commit suicide and was shot by police will be in court today to be charged.

Angel Cerda, 28, remains jailed in the Muskogee County/City Detention Facility. A delay in the case has been ongoing because of a language barrier.

“He will be in court tomorrow, because the court needs to have a Spanish interpreter for him,” said Tim King, assistant district attorney, on Monday.

Three Muskogee police officers — Officers Chancey McMillin, Nick Ford and Jason Steele — remain on administrative leave while an investigation is ongoing, Cpl. Michael Mahan said Monday.

Cerda had been hospitalized at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa with gunshot wounds and self-inflicted cuts to his wrist and throat. Ceasar Pena, whose age is unknown, was hospitalized after Cerda allegedly cut him with a knife as Pena was trying to keep Cerda from killing himself.

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