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Oklahoma man shot by law officers in Okmulgee County

A man was shot Thursday by three law officers near Morris after a domestic disturbance. Teddy James Bearden, 26, was taken to a hospital.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: July 3, 2014 at 7:53 pm •  Published: July 3, 2014

An Okmulgee County deputy and two Creek Nation Lighthorse police officers opened fire on a man who rammed a police car during a domestic disturbance Thursday, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation reported.

Teddy James Bearden, 26, was shot about 6 a.m. at a home near N310 County Road and Smith Road about five miles northeast of Morris, the OSBI reported in a news release.

A county sheriff’s deputy responded to a domestic disturbance call at the home after a woman called 911 and said her son became enraged. She said she feared he would become violent, and he rammed her vehicle. The Creek Nation officers arrived to help.

Bearden rammed one of the police vehicles, then turned his vehicle toward the officers, the OSBI reported. The three law officers fired their weapons at Bearden, who fled north on N310 road, the OSBI reported.

Officers pursued until Bearden crashed about a half-mile from the scene. He was flown to a Tulsa-area hospital with multiple gunshot wounds. His condition was not released.

Bearden served several years in prison for assault with a dangerous weapon and unlawful possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute, according to law officers. has disabled the comments for this article.


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