Security Guard Who Shot Trucker Over Parking Dispute Takes His Own Life
Oklahoma City, OK – A security guard who shot and seriously injured a trucker over a “reserved” parking space at a truck stop earlier this month has taken his own life.
Multiple local media outlets are reporting George Daryl Bischoff, 45, killed himself on Thursday, February 20.
Bischoff has been confirmed to be the security guard who shot a trucker on Friday, February 14, during a dispute and altercation over a reserved parking space at a Travel Centers of America truck stop near Interstate 40 and South Council Road.
During a press briefing following the altercation, Sgt. Brad Gilmore with the Oklahoma City Police Department (OCPD) said Bischoff approached the trucker, now identified as 42-year-old Paul Sisk, and asked him to move his tractor-trailer.
Gilmore said the Sisk was parked in a reserved parking space which he had not paid for.
That’s when Sisk allegedly became angry and aggressive.
“A physical altercation took place. The security guard discharged his firearm,” Gilmore said.
Investigators say Bischoff fired one round striking the Sisk.
Gilmore said detectives questioned the security guard and he claimed he feared for his safety.
“During that altercation, the guard discharged his firearm because he felt like he had to defend himself,” Gilmore stated.
No arrest was made.
However, according multiple local news reports, state prosecutors were preparing charges against Bischoff to include assault with a deadly weapon.
Further, according to authorities, Bischoff rented a firearm at Big Boys Guns, Ammo and Range, located on Southwest 74th Street, before turning the gun on himself.
He died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.
It is unclear at this time what role, if any, the recent truck stop shooting played in Bischoff’s suicide.
According to his obituary, Bischoff is a former U.S. Marine and leaves behind a former wife of 11 years and two sons.
Since the shooting, truckers have been speaking out on social media about the incident.
Sisk is out of the hospital, but is fortunate to be alive.
The bullet entered his chest damaging his lung, liver, diaphragm as well as breaking three ribs before it exited out his back, a source claiming to have direct knowledge reported.
This is a developing story.
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Photo shared courtesy of the Bischoff family/FHW Solutions