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Oklahoma man shot by officers charged for firearm

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: August 14, 2014

NORMAN — An Oklahoma City man who was shot by an officer after a car chase has been charged with illegal firearm possession.

A local newspaper reports 44-year-old Jimmie Alfred Wheeler was charged Wednesday in Cleveland County court with possessing a firearm after a felony conviction and attempting to elude police.

Police Capt. Tom Easley has said officers were investigating reports of a suspicious person and vehicle Saturday afternoon when Wheeler drove away. Police chased his vehicle until it crashed.

An officer shot Wheeler after the chase. They say a .22 caliber handgun was found inside his vehicle’s passenger compartment.

Wheeler is being held at the Cleveland County Jail on $40,000 bond. Online jail records didn’t indicate an attorney for Wheeler. has disabled the comments for this article.