TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — A man has died after being shot by McIntosh County deputies and Checotah police officers in McIntosh County, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.
According to a report from the OSBI, just before midnight on Sunday a McIntosh County Sheriff's Department deputy tried to pull over a car for a traffic violation. The person driving briefly stopped the car before taking off, beginning a pursuit.
The suspect drove northbound on Highway 69 before heading westbound on Interstate 40. The sheriff's department then requested assistance from the Checotah Police Department.
The suspect began sideswiping law enforcement cars, and eventually drove off the shoulder of the highway and attempted to enter the tree line, but the brush was too thick.
The suspect got out of his vehicle, turned around and fired a gun at law enforcement, sparking an exchange of gunfire between the two departments and the suspect, according to the OSBI.
The suspect was hit and law enforcement began to render air, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. A weapon was also recovered.
The suspect has not yet been identified.
The OSBI says the investigation is ongoing and falls under the McGirt Supreme Court decision.