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OSBI investigates officer-involved shooting in Harmon County

Team Radio Marketing Group - January 17, 2017 6:00 pm

A Harmon County sheriff’s deputy shot and wounded a suspect when the man reportedly drove toward the deputy after a traffic stop.

The traffic stop, based on possession of a stolen vehicle, happened about one mile north of Gould on county road 1610 in Harmon County just after noon.

The deputy spotted the stolen vehicle and made a traffic stop. Valeriano Galvan, 31, of Altus, complied with the deputy and exited the vehicle.

As the deputy called for backup, the suspect got back inside the stolen pickup truck and attempted to run over the deputy. The deputy fired one shot into the vehicle.

The suspect was not hit by the bullet, but he was injured by debris from the gunshot. Galvan was taken to the Harmon County jail. Galvan was released from that same jail this morning.

At the request of the Harmon County Sheriff’s Office, OSBI special agents are investigating the officer-involved shooting. Agents will deliver a written report to the district attorney for his review. The district attorney will determine how to proceed.

 

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