, Muskogee, OK

Oklahoma News

October 29, 2012

Police: Fleeing teen driver shot by OKC officer

— OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City police say an officer shot and critically wounded an 18-year-old after the teenager jumped out of a car that police were pursuing.

Police say the incident happened about 9:40 p.m. Sunday when gang unit officers tried to pull over a car that was moving erratically. Capt. Dexter Nelson says the car sped away and three men then jumped out of the moving vehicle.

Nelson says the teenager reportedly had a gun in his hand as he ran from the car and that Sgt. John Baker shot him when the teen turned toward the officer with the weapon.

Nelson says the teen is hospitalized in critical condition and police are still trying to identify him.

Baker has been placed on administrative leave while the shooting is investigated.

Text Only
Oklahoma News
AP Video
Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kerry: No Deal Yet on 7-Day Gaza Truce Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Gaza Residents Mourn Dead Amid Airstrikes Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp Cumberbatch Brings 'Penguins' to Comic-Con Raw: Air Algerie Crash Site in Mali Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive In Case of Fire, Oxygen Masks for Pets Mobile App Gives Tour of Battle of Atlanta Sites

Should a federal judge have the power to strike down Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage?

     View Results
Featured Ads

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.