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Officer-involved shooting overnight in downtown Tulsa

Posted at 4:37 PM, Jul 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-12 11:24:46-04

TULSA, Okla — Tulsa Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in the Blue Dome District that happened early Sunday morning.

Officers initially responded to the area for reports of a bar fight. According to officials, the bar fight happened on 2nd and Elgin.

Witnesses said the fight started with five or six individuals before officers arrived. The suspect was inside his car when police arrived, while attempting to leave the scene he hit a police car.

He then drove at a police officer who was walking in the street. Police said the officer fired three shots at the suspect as he dove out of the way.

The suspect led police on a chase, they caught up with him a few blocks later and took him into custody.

Lt. Chris O'Keefe with the Tulsa Police Department said, “the officer was not injured, he’s fine and the suspect was taken to the hospital, and he was talking and seemed to be in good condition the last that we saw him.”

Police told 2 News the suspect was hit once in the leg by the officer's shot, at this time the suspect's condition is unknown. Tulsa police are interviewing witnesses and collecting surveillance video as the investigation continues.

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