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Chasing spot news

by Steve Gooch Modified: April 18, 2013 at 12:32 pm •  Published: June 30, 2011
POLICE CHASE / PURSUIT / ARREST / DOG BITES: Oklahoma City police take a suspect into custody after a brief chase near NW 10th and Doris Drive in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma , Wednesday June 29, 2011. The suspect received bites from a K-9 unit. Photo by Steve Gooch ORG XMIT: KOD
POLICE CHASE / PURSUIT / ARREST / DOG BITES: Oklahoma City police take a suspect into custody after a brief chase near NW 10th and Doris Drive in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma , Wednesday June 29, 2011. The suspect received bites from a K-9 unit. Photo by Steve Gooch ORG XMIT: KOD

Spot News is a term we use to describe news events that aren’t planned. Fires, tornadoes, shootings, floods and robberies would all be considered spot news. Staff Photographer Steve Gooch chased down an interesting spot news event on Wednesday and got some unusual  pictures. Using one of our police scanners, he got into position to photograph a suspect who was taken down and bitten on the face by a police dog.

While looking for a place to park close to the event, but not too close, Gooch heard police alert each other to a white male in a black Impala driving slowly through the neighborhood. That just so happened to match the description of Gooch. While he was watching the Oklahoma City Police, they were watching him too.

You can read the story by clicking here or you can follow this link to see more pictures by photographers at The Oklahoman.

POLICE CHASE / PURSUIT / ARREST / DOG BITES: A suspect is taken into custody by Oklahoma City police  after a brief chase near NW 10th and Doris Drive in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma , Wednesday June 29, 2011. The suspect received bites from a K-9 unit.  Photo by Steve Gooch ORG XMIT: KOD
POLICE CHASE / PURSUIT / ARREST / DOG BITES: A suspect is taken into custody by Oklahoma City police after a brief chase near NW 10th and Doris Drive in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma , Wednesday June 29, 2011. The suspect received bites from a K-9 unit. Photo by Steve Gooch ORG XMIT: KOD

-John Clanton

by Steve Gooch
Photographer
Steve Gooch has been a photojournalist in Oklahoma City for more than 30 years. His coverage of news, features and sports assignments has taken him across the state and country. Growing up in Oklahoma City in the 1960s & 70s, everyone knew a...
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