One killed in police chase in midtown Tulsa


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Updated: 12/05/2013 10:43 am Published: 12/04/2013 2:31 pm


Tulsa police have released the name of the man who led police on a chase Wednesday afternoon.

Officials say Christopher Teter, 20, led police on a chase and later committed suicide in the 4200 block of S. Yale. 

The chase started just after 1:30 p.m. at a QuikTrip near 71st and Memorial and ended near 43rd and Yale around 2 p.m. on Wednesday. Yale is now blocked in that area. Police say there were gunshots during the chase. A car came to a stop in a median. 

Teter had been placed on Tulsa's Most Wanted list. He'd been wanted on two felony warrants for failure to appear on drug possession charges.

Before Wednesday's ordeal, police had received a kidnapping report Nov. 19 that alerted them of Teter and several other individuals who have yet to be named. 

According to police, Teter and the unnamed associates kidnapped a man from Tulsa and left him in the woods, located in Rogers County. Officials said evidence at the scene led them to believe the man had been tortured. 

On Wednesday, officials received word of Teter's whereabouts and located him at a QuikTrip in the 7100 block of S. 92nd E. Ave. As officers and canine units moved in on Teter, he fled the parking lot and began firing from his vehicle, officials said.

As Teter approached the 2200 block of S. Yale Ave., he began firing at officers again. This time, officers returned fire, striking his vehicle. Before officers could take Teter into custody, he shot himself in the head with his shotgun, officers said.

The Medical Examiner will look into seeing if the shots fired at Teter's vehicle actually struck him or not. 

Police also arrested Matthew Kelly, 20, in connection with the ongoing kidnapping case. 

Officials said the investigation into the original kidnapping is still ongoing and they expect more arrests in this case. 


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Mayor Maynot - 12/6/2013 12:56 AM
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TJane :-) In a report it states that Kelley was arrested in BA.

TabaJane - 12/6/2013 12:15 AM
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I'm not sure if they said it here or on 6. But yes somebody was arrested his name is Matthew Kelly and he was involved in the kidnapping. They never said if he was with Teter at the time of the chase, just that he'd been arrested for involvement in the kidnapping.

Mayor Maynot - 12/5/2013 4:00 AM
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Greg777 #8 ^]] They never indicated that anyone was arrested during this incident.

Unwashed Mass - 12/4/2013 8:43 PM
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"The initial examination of Teter showed the only wound he suffered came from his gun, police said" meaning all the shots police fired would have gone somewhere else. At least one police car was hit by "friendly fire."

Mayor Maynot - 12/4/2013 4:46 PM
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20 years (old?) already a known kidnapper. I wonder how many days they've been huddled up behind him ??? I guess he finally found a way to get away from them. No matter how rotten or crappy he had a family who has some feelings for him. Condolences to them and anyone else who tried or pretended he could be a friend.

Unwashed Mass - 12/4/2013 3:58 PM
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Police say they opened fire on him at 41st and Yale, but that he died of self-inflicted wounds. Not ducking a volley is "self inflicted"?

Unwashed Mass - 12/4/2013 3:46 PM
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"The Northern Oklahoma Violent Task Force was involved in the chase" meaning they knew something way beforehand, but let the situation escalate into a high-speed chase through highly-populated areas.

Gregg777 - 12/4/2013 3:12 PM
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Police said one person was killed and a fugitive suspect was arrested.

goodwinboi - 12/4/2013 2:42 PM
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nobody is in custody??? the person is deceased!
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