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Wild police chase ends in officer-involved shooting

Posted at 6:45 AM, Jun 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-19 07:45:17-04

Police say a suspect is in custody after he is suspect of leading officers on a wild chase that stretched through three communities and nearly 40 miles.

It all came to a dramatic end in north Tulsa.

The chase began in Verdigris and ended with an arrest right in a north Tulsa neighborhood.

In a video 2 Works for You captured, the suspect apologized for his actions.

"I apologize for putting everyone in danger."

It all started around 2 a.m. when a Verdigris officer noticed a car driving down Highway 66 without any lights on.

That officer then tried to pull the driver over, but he did not stop.

The Verdigris Police Chief says they followed him all the way to Owasso.

That's when the officers there became involved - setting up stop-sticks.

Verdigris Police Chief Jack Shackelford says the driver swerved and tried to hit one of the officers there.

The chase then continued to north Tulsa where police cornered him in a church parking lot near Pine and Harvard.

The suspect rammed his pickup into the Shackelford's police cruiser...

Another officer stepped out of his unit, and believing the suspect was going to hit him, fired two shots into the pickup.

"Apparently there was another individual in the truck who bailed out earlier, but the only person who was in the truck at the time was the driver," Shackelford said. "No one was hit."

Police say the suspect then tried to drive away and ended up crashing into a fence.

The suspect was then taken into custody.

That's where the truck remains right now, until OSBI completes its investigation here at the scene.

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