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Oklahoma Police Officer Shot in The Head During Police Chase Flips Cruiser

May 29, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Oklahoma Police Officer Shot in The Head During Police Chase Flips Cruiser

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A Police officer pursuing a fleeing SUV flipped his patrol car after he was shot in the head on Thursday night.

Officer Charles Neil of the Oologah Police Dept. had a bullet just graze in his head after an assailant in the SUV opened fire along U.S. 169 in Rogers County. Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Dwight Durant said during a press conference.

Neil’s cruiser went crashing into a ditch and flipping his squad car. Emergency responders airlifted Neil to a Tulsa hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.

Police cars continued the pursuing the SUV and managed to bring the chase to an end by using spikes to disable the tires in South Coffeyville and arrested a man and a woman. However, a third suspect carjacked another vehicle and shot the driver before fleeing. South Coffeyville Police Chief Wade Lamb said a manhunt is now underway for the third suspect who is believed to have made it to Liberty Kansas before fleeing on foot. He is considered armed and dangerous.

Officers discovered Body armor and an assault rifle were discovered inside the SUV, the Tulsa World reported.

The carjacking victim’s condition isn’t immediately clear.

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