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Wagoner County deputy shoots suspect

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Posted at 10:45 AM, Dec 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-15 11:45:49-05

OKAY, Okla -- The Wagoner County sheriff's office reports a man was shot in the chest after running from deputies Thursday morning. The man was taken to a Tulsa hospital and his condition is not known.

Deputies say the chase started after a larceny at the EZ-Mart in Okay. The pursuit lead deputies into Muskogee and Cherokee counties before going into a dead-end road in Cherokee county.

As deputies approached the suspect's vehicle, the suspect again used his vehicle as a weapon, he backed his vehicle up toward the deputies.

A deputy fired at the vehicle, striking the driver in the chest. After being shot, the suspect ran on foot from his vehicle to a fence north of where the chase ended.

The sheriff's office says deputies and area law enforcement officers fought the suspect before taking him into custody.

The man was transported to a Muskogee hospital then transported to a Tulsa hospital for his injuries. His condition at this time is not known.

He has not been identified.

 The Wagoner County sheriff's office has asked the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation to assist with the case.

No deputies were hurt and the deputy who fired is on paid administrative leave pending the investigation.