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Okmulgee officer shoots passenger during police pursuit

The Associated Press and Team Radio Marketing Group - March 9, 2017 9:42 am

OKMULGEE, Okla. (AP) – Authorities are investigating after an Okmulgee police officer shot and wounded a woman who was a passenger in a car involved in a high-speed chase.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says the pursuit began Wednesday after officers tried to make an “undercover buy” of items Michael David Sanchez was selling outside a Walmart store. The OSBI says the man fled before officers could complete the purchase, and police began pursuing him.

The OSBI says an officer opened fire on the vehicle during the chase, striking Amanda Morrow in the neck. The woman was flown to a Tulsa hospital, and her condition was not immediately available. Sanchez was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant, and authorities say more charges are likely.

 

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