Murder suspect dies during pursuit

Ponca City Now - March 23, 2015 8:42 am

A Coal County man wanted by authorities in the murder of his brother died during a pursuit with law enforcement Friday evening.

The Coal County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation in the homicide of 39-year-old Naman Wade Vick. Deputies found him dead of a gunshot wound inside the home he and his brother shared.

OSBI agents gathered information indicating Naman’s brother committed the murder. A first-degree murder warrant was issued and a search ensued for Tyrel Wes Vick, 34.

Law enforcement officers from every county surrounding Coal County, as well as state officers and U.S. Marshals, saturated the area.

Friday evening Vick was spotted driving his murdered brother’s 1991 maroon Ford stepside pickup truck. Officers gave chase until Vick crashed the vehicle near Onley where he fired a gun at officers. Officers returned fire and Vick died at the scene. The medical examiner will determine his cause of death. OSBI will continue to work the homicide case and deliver a report to the district attorney.


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