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OHP investigates Trooper- involved shooting

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A suspected car theif shot by an OHP Trooper (KOKI-FOX23)
A suspected car theif shot by an OHP Trooper (KOKI-FOX23)
Updated: 2/28/2013 10:05 am Published: 2/27/2013 3:47 pm

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is investigating a trooper- involved shooting.

It happened shortly after noon on the Indian Nation Turnpike near the town of Antlers.

Capt. George Brown says a pursuit began after a trooper spotted a stolen vehicle near Highway 3.  The pursuit then moved to the turnpike. The trooper used a tactical vehicle intervention, spinning the car into a near by convenience store.

Brown says the driver then exited the vehicle with a rifle and pointed it at the trooper. The trooper fired five rounds.

Brown says the suspect was hit once in the scalp and once in the hand. He was placed in custody and transported to a Tulsa area hospital.

Once the suspect is released, Brown says he will be taken to the Pushmataha County jail.

The name of the suspect and the trooper are not being released at this time.

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SpeakLife - 2/28/2013 9:33 AM
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Also I did want to state I do respect public city and state officials but when will we get to the point of thinking before we react- I mean do we actually need to shoot someone in the HEAD! I truly dont understand, I know fearing for ones life is also reality but there needs to be changes soon. When looking at the previous shooting that a cop shot a guy who actually had a BB-gun and a toy one at that. I think tactical training and decision need to be evaluated.

SpeakLife - 2/28/2013 9:30 AM
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As this is my brother, I would assume trajectory of the bullet doesnt presume the gun was not directed at the officer.

Unwashed Mass - 2/27/2013 6:29 PM
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That's some tactic, hurling a speeding vehicle into an occupied store. That will sure save a lot of lives.
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