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OHP Statement on Officer involved shooting Featured

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At about 11:20 p.m. Saturday, June 16, an OHP Trooper assigned to the Tulsa district attempted to make a traffic stop on northbound Highway 169 on a vehicle for a suspected tag violation.

 

When the Trooper activated his emergency lights, the driver of the vehicle did not immediately pull over, but exited the highway at the Admiral exit, coming to a stop at the stop sign.

 

A male passenger, later identified as Alfred Douglas Hill, Jr., age 34, exited the passenger side of the vehicle and fled east on foot from the vehicle.

 

The Trooper gave chase on foot and seconds later shots were fired by both the subject and the Trooper. The Trooper was not injured.

 

The subject was struck by gunfire and was transported to a local hospital, where he remains.

 

The driver and a second passenger were both interviewed by OHP investigators at the scene of the initial traffic stop, and were later released. Both occupants of the vehicle gave statements saying the subject had told them he had a gun and was going to run.

 

It was incorrectly reported by a media source that OHP said it was unclear why the Trooper fired.

 

The subject was armed and gunfire was exchanged between the subject and the Trooper.

 

The gun was found at the scene, along with spent shell casings and a small amount of what is believed to be illegal drugs. Evidence in this case will be submitted to the OSBI for analysis.

 

In accordance with OHP policy, the Trooper will be placed on administrative leave until the conclusion of the investigation and a review is completed by the Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office.

David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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