OKC Shooting

Oklahoma police have confirmed that a security guard accused of shooting a semi truck driver in a parking dispute at a truck stop earlier this month has taken his own life.

Forty-five year old George Daryl Bischoff used a rented firearm to fatally shoot himself at the Big Boys Guns, Ammo & Range in Oklahoma City on February 20, local news outlet News on 6 reports.

Police have confirmed that Bischoff was the security guard who shot a truck driver in the reserved parking section of a TA location off of I-40 in Oklahoma City on February 14 in an argument over parking.

Sgt. Brad Gilmore of the Oklahoma City Police Department described the shooting: “Apparently the security guard was out there checking that when a disagreement happened. A physical altercation took place. The security guard discharged his firearm.”

Bischoff was reportedly facing a charge of assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the shooting.

During the altercation, the truck driver was struck by a single bullet and was listed in serious condition. He has since been released from the hospital.

TA has issued a statement on the shooting incident: “TA is aware of last week’s distressing incident involving a truck driver and a security guard at TA’s travel center on South Council Road in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. TA is cooperating fully with the Oklahoma City Police, as is the third-party security company, and we await the conclusion of (the investigation by law enforcement). Our thoughts are with the truck driver and we wish him a quick and full recovery.”

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