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Suspect who attempted to ram Tulsa police car identified

OIS Charles Page Blvd
Posted at 9:17 PM, Mar 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-09 10:20:56-05

TULSA, Okla — Tulsa police have identified the suspect they have in custody who attempted to ram a Tulsa police vehicle with their personal vehicle.

Andrew L. Roberts is booked on several charges in the Northern District of Oklahoma, including assault with intent to commit murder.

It started just before 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 5.

Tulsa police say two officers were transporting an inmate in Downtown Tulsa. One officer and the inmate were in one car. The second officer was behind them in his own car.

Police say that officer noticed a car driving erratically, so the officer pulled over near sixth and Denver. That's when police say the car driving erratically rammed into the police car, then tried to hit it again before speeding off.

Police reported it then shortly after, someone called 911 and told officers a man had called them and was threatening to drive his car into their house.

TPD says a different officer responded to the area and Roberts rammed into that police car then drove off.

Police say Roberts then drove to Kipp Tulsa, a University Prep School near 40th W Avenue and Charles Page Boulevard.

The officer followed him there, and when the officer got out of his car they say Roberts drove toward the officer which is when the officer shot him and the suspect crashed into a tree.

Police say Roberts was critical but is expected to survive. Officers were guarding him while he recovered in the hospital.

The officer who shot the man is on administrative leave per department policy.

TPD says they'll release more information including body cam footage at a later time.

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