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Standoff on Turner Turnpike ends after shooting suspect was shot and killed

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Posted at 1:46 PM, Apr 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-03 15:34:26-04

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla — Multiple police agencies responded to a standoff that took place on the Turner Turnpike after a suspect barricaded themselves after he fired at police, then leading them on a chase.

The suspect, Charles Carswell, was wanted for armed robbery out of Sedona, Arizona.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol was contacted by the Sedona Police Department to be on the lookout for a stolen vehicle driven by an armed suspect.

OHP Troopers and Oklahoma City police officers pursued the suspect on the Turner Turnpike Saturday afternoon.

The Turner Turnpike was shut down for several hours Saturday afternoon near the Luther exit.

Troopers located the vehicle in Canadian County and attempted a traffic stop, but Carswell fled, initiating a pursuit.

The pursuit entered the Kilpatrick Turnpike, and the suspect began firing shots at troopers through his rear window.

Troopers made several unsuccessful attempts to perform a Tactical Vehicle Intervention on the Kilpatrick Turnpike.

One driver, Averey Brace, said, "all of these cop cars just kept coming and kept coming and coming, everyone is running around with guns, and earlier when we were stopped there was shooting going on back and forth, and everyone was yelling stay in your car, stay in your car."

Immediately, as the vehicle came to a stop, Carswell exited his vehicle, grabbed a rifle, and began firing more rounds at law enforcement.

Carswell barricaded himself behind his vehicle until the OHP Tactical Team arrived.

He continued to fire at law enforcement, and troopers fired back, killing Carswell.

The Turner Turnpike shooting suspect was shot and killed by authorities, an OHP official confirmed.

Troopers are still investigating the area where this took place, but there is no longer a danger to the public.

The troopers involved in the shooting will be placed on paid administrative duties pending the conclusion of the investigation.

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