Muskogee police officers justified in gunfight that left two dead, DA rules

MUSKOGEE, Okla. — UPDATE: The Muskogee County District Attorney’s Office determined the police officers involved in this shooting were justified.

Original Story:

Muskogee police told FOX23 that two people are dead after a chase and gunfight Sunday afternoon.

Officers say an attempted carjacking call went out around 3 p.m. near Highway 62 and North 24th Street West.

Police say two people they believe to be 17 years old runaways from Nebraska took a stolen car and refused to stop when officers tried to pull them over.

Police say the duo crashed the car and ran when the girl started shooting back at officers.

Officers returned fire and killed her.

The boy kept running until officers found him using a drone in the woods. Police say he shot and killed himself before officers got to him.

“We are aware of additional contact with law enforcement in at least one other state, and crimes that occurred in other states as well,” Muskogee police said in a statement on Monday.

“We are currently working on confirming that information through the states of Florida and Arkansas.”

Four Muskogee police officers are on routine paid administrative leave after the shooting. One of those officers suffered a hand injury after falling during the chase and has since been released from the hospital.

  • Officer James Folsom - 16-year veteran
  • Officer Shawn Brown - 15-year veteran
  • Officer B.J. Hudson - 8-year veteran
  • Officer Evan Hendricks - 4-year veteran, 1 year at MPD

All four officers will remain on leave pending further investigation.