Police involved in shootout in Stephens County
STEPHENS COUNTY, Okla. (KXII) -A traffic stop turned into a shootout and then chase for Chickasaw Nation Lighthorse police on Wednesday afternoon.
According to an Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation report the incident took place at a local business at the intersection of Highway 81 and Highway 7.
The officer made the stop on suspicion of a stolen vehicle. Once the vehicle was stopped the officer asked the driver to step out of the vehicle multiple times according to one eye witness account.
The witness said that the officer attempted to pull the driver out of his vehicle as he attempted to drive off. That’s when gunshots were fired though it is not clear at this time who shot first.
The driver and the two passengers in the vehicle then attempted to escape headed south on Highway 81.
Stephens County deputies took two subjects from the vehicle into custody. They are being detained for questioning.
Deputies are searching for a third subject from the vehicle.
No one was injured in the shootout.
Additional information pertaining to this investigation will be released when it is available, OSBI said.
Copyright 2021 KXII. All rights reserved.