WAGONER COUNTY, Okla. – A suspect was pronounced dead Tuesday morning after a reported incident involving a Wagoner police officer.
Chief Haley says the officer who fired the fatal shot is on paid administrative leave.
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Wagoner Police Chief Bob Haley says that around midnight on Tuesday, a Wagoner County deputy attempted to make a traffic stop when the suspect drove off, prompting a pursuit.
During the pursuit, the deputy called for assistance from the Wagoner police. The chase allegedly snaked in and out of city limits, according to Haley, until it ended near the 1300th block of South Polk Avenue.
The suspect reportedly struck a police officer’s car, says Haley, and when the two got out, there was a confrontation. The police officer then shot the suspect, says Wagoner police, who was later pronounced dead. It is not known whether or not Henson was armed at the time of the confrontation.
A woman who reportedly lives in the area where the shooting took place says she noticed the suspect running from the scene after hearing three shots.
Wagoner police have identified the suspect as 25-year-old Andrew Henson. Henson reportedly had an outstanding warrant of arrest.
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