Oklahoma Highway Patrol identifies trooper, man involved in deadly Saturday night shooting

TULSA - A deadly state trooper-involved shooting over the weekend remains under investigation as the Oklahoma Highway Patrol releases the identities of those involved.

OHP spokesman Capt. George Brown says 33-year-old Tel Levi Rodgers, of Claremore, was shot and killed by 28-year-old Trooper Bobby Raines, of Sapulpa, Saturday night.

Investigators at the scene said Raines attempted a traffic stop near 61st Street and 32nd West Avenue but Rodgers fled the vehicle, leaving three children in the car when he ran.

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Raines followed Rodgers and a struggle ensued.  Investigators on the scene said Rodgers attempted to grab Raines' gun but Raines shot him twice.

Rodgers was pronounced dead at the scene.

Raines, who has been a member of the OHP for a year and a half, is on routine administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

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