Travis Lee Davis

Authorities are searching for Travis Lee Davis, 30, who was being held on $110,000 bond for various charges including kidnapping, endangering the welfare of a minor, domestic assault, resisting arrest and parole violation.

SALLISAW, OK (AP) -- Authorities say a knife-wielding Oklahoma man who was fatally shot by police had been mistakenly reported as a Missouri jail escapee.

Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Brook Arbeitman says 27-year-old Shawn Taylor Watie of Stilwell was shot by two officers Thursday in Sallisaw when he "came after" them with a knife. He died at a hospital.

Watie's brother-in-law, Jerod Neal, told KFSM-TV that Watie was walking to work when he was shot. Neal said he doesn't believe the police account because Watie was not combative.

Arbeitman says police found Watie while investigating reports of a man thought to be 30-year-old Travis Lee Davis, who escaped Sunday from a jail in Sedalia, Missouri. Davis was last seen Wednesday after authorities say he stole a police car while handcuffed in Heavener, Oklahoma, then disappeared after crashing the vehicle.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press.

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