Missouri teen shot after Oklahoma Highway Patrol chase

BY MICHAEL KIMBALL Modified: March 31, 2009 at 12:06 am •  Published: March 31, 2009
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PERRY — Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers were returning fire when they shot a 15-year-old boy after a chase on Interstate 35 on Monday, a spokesman said.

The teen is believed to be a runaway from Independence, Mo., patrol Capt. Chris West said.

He was taken to OU Medical Center, where he was in good condition late Monday, West said.

The boy’s name was not released.

The boy was driving a stolen sport utility vehicle, West said.

About 10 a.m., troopers tried to pull over an SUV for a traffic violation about 30 miles north of Perry, West said.

Troopers said the driver fled south, then crossed into the northbound lanes and continued driving south.

A trooper used a tactical maneuver to spin the SUV off the road about two miles north of Perry.

When troopers approached the car, the driver pulled out a gun and fired at them, West said.

The troopers returned fire, striking the driver.

No troopers were wounded.

Contributing:

Staff Writer Aaron Crespo

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