Shots fired during Tonkawa traffic stop

Ponca City Now - July 20, 2016 9:23 am

The Tonkawa Police Department reports shots were fired early Wednesday morning during a traffic stop near Interstate 35 and U.S. Highway 60.

About 2:36 a.m., an officer attempted to stop a dark green or black small to mid-size extended cab pickup, possibly a Nissan, Toyota or Isuzu, Chief John Whitham said. The vehicle stopped on I-35 about a mile south of the intersection and shots were exchanged.

Whitham said no injuries are known at this time. The officer pursued the vehicle south into Noble County, where the vehicle was lost, he said.

Whitham said the truck was lowered and had dark tail light covers and a defective tag light. The letters NLM or NIM were painted in red on the right side of the tailgate.

He said the vehicle was driven by a tall, lanky white male approximately 6 feet tall and 165 pounds, with short wavy brown hair and a small amount of brown chin hair. Whitham said the man should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone having any information about the vehicle or driver is encouraged to call the Tonkawa Police Department or the Kay County Sheriff’s Office.


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