Highway Patrol names man killed by Trooper

Ponca City Now - April 27, 2015 9:31 am

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has released the name of an Ottawa County man who was killed after he allegedly brandished a handgun at a trooper.

Lt. John Vincent says 63-year-old Gary Timmie Collins of Miami was stopped during a traffic check in a neighborhood in Miami.

The Tulsa World reports that while stopped at the checkpoint, an OHP trooper waved Collins over. Vincent says that instead of stopping, Collins fled in his vehicle and led troopers on a six-block chase.

Vincent says that when Collins finally stepped out of his vehicle, he showed a weapon in a threatening manner and was fatally shot by a trooper.

The trooper’s name has not been released. Vincent says the trooper has been placed on administrative leave while the case is under investigation.


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