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OSBI investigates officer-involved shooting on I-40 near Henryetta

A man from Texas died Monday morning after leading authorities on a pursuit that ended with an officer-involved shooting near Henryetta.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: September 1, 2014
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A man from Texas died Monday morning after leading authorities on a pursuit that ended with an officer-involved shooting near Henryetta.

About 7 a.m. Monday, authorities received phone calls about a red Dodge pickup driving west in the eastbound lane on Interstate 40 near Henryetta, said Jessica Brown, a spokeswoman with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. Several Henryetta police officers and a Creek Nation Lighthorse officer responded, Brown said.

The Creek Nation Lighthorse officer spotted the vehicle first and began pursuing it, and Henryetta officers joined in the pursuit, Brown said. The officers tried several times to get the driver to stop, but the driver refused to pull over, Brown said.

The Creek Nation Lighthorse officer fired his weapon, and the pickup came to a stop in a ditch near mile marker 237, Brown said.

The driver and a female passenger were taken to a nearby hospital, where the driver was pronounced dead, Brown said. The female passenger was released.

Both the driver and the passenger were from Texas, Brown said, but authorities did not release their names, ages or hometowns Monday afternoon. Authorities also did not release the name of the officer who was involved in the shooting.

The Okmulgee County District Attorney asked the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation to investigate the shooting, Brown said.

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