Broken Arrow police say they were called to the Wal-Mart near 71st and 209th E Ave. on June 19 at about 6:15 p.m. to investigate an attempted robbery.
Store employees told police the suspect had a gun and demanded money from the Customer Service desk. Employees couldn’t get the drawer open, so the man left without incident.
Police say witnesses saw the suspect leave on a motorcycle, which was later found abandoned in a wooded area about a mile north of the store.
Police soon after stopped a pick-up truck in the area. The driver and passenger followed orders given by the patrol officer, but a man in the bed of the truck stood up with a gun to his head, fired the gun and died at the scene.
The officer did not fire any shots.
The robbery suspect ended up in the truck after he asked the two for a ride.
BAPD has identified the suspect as Peter Cangemi III.