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Rogers Co. Sheriff's Office: Suspect dies in deputy-involved shooting

Posted at 6:09 AM, Aug 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-11 16:02:07-04

ROGERS COUNTY, Okla. — A suspect died in a deputy-involved shooting early Tuesday morning, according to Rogers County deputies.

Deputies tried to pull over the suspect for a traffic stop on I-44 around 2:00 a.m.

Rogers County Sheriff, Scott Walton, said the vehicle wouldn't stop, and the situation turned into a slow pursuit.

When the vehicle stopped near Admiral and 129th East Avenue, the suspect got out of the car and charged the deputies.

A short fight broke out between the deputies and the suspect.

Officials said the man tried to take a deputy's weapon, and that's when a second deputy on the scene shot him.

The suspect died at the scene, and the deputies involved are unharmed.

The suspect's identity has not been released.

This is a developing story.

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