Man arrested after off-duty police officer reports being shot at in Oklahoma City
A 35-year-old was arrested after an off-duty police officer reported that the man had fired a gun at his personal vehicle in Oklahoma City.
A man was arrested early Monday on a complaint of firing a gun at an off-duty police officer who was on his way home in his personal vehicle.
Barry Whitley, 35, was arrested about 2:15 a.m. in the 5300 block of S High Avenue, police said.
The officer was driving south on Interstate 35 near SE 44 when the incident started.
A man in a sport utility vehicle tailgated the officer's SUV, Capt. Dexter Nelson said. The officer let the SUV pass him. Once in front of the officer's vehicle, the driver swerved and slammed on the brakes, Nelson said.
The man also pulled to the passenger side of the officer's vehicle, rolled down his window and waved a gun at the officer, police said. The officer heard a gunshot and called for help. Other officers responded and stopped Whitley.
The officer was not struck by gunfire, police report.
Whitley was taken to the Oklahoma County jail and booked on a complaint of discharging a firearm from a moving vehicle.
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