Police: 1 in custody, 1 wanted after shots fired at officers during chase

Michael Newlin is wanted by Tulsa police and he's considered him armed and dangerous. (TPD/KTUL)

Police say two people are now in custody and another is on the loose and wanted by police after shots were fired during an early morning chase.

Officers tried to make contact with a stolen vehicle near Highway 412 and Gilcrease Museum Road around 4 a.m. Tuesday, but the car took off when an officer approached, according to police. Officers chased the vehicle through the area, and a passenger reportedly fired several shots at officers during the pursuit.

No officers were hit by the gunfire. An officer fired two shots at the suspects during the incident.

Police eventually took Brandon Mendinghal into custody, but the other suspect, Michael Newlin, got away.

Mendinghal was arrested for shooting with intent to kill, armed robbery and possession of a stolen vehicle.

Newlin is wanted by Tulsa police and he's considered to be armed and dangerous.

The suspects were reportedly involved in a carjacking near Southwest Boulevard and West 55th Street around midnight. The victim told police that she and a friend were giving two males a ride when one of them pulled out a gun and put it to the back of her head. The suspects then forced her out of the vehicle and took off.

The officer who fired at the suspects has been placed on administrative leave.

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