Kansas AG to prosecute man accused of shooting Okla. cop
22-year-old suspect is being held in the Montgomery County jail along with two others suspected of leading law enforcement on a pursuit Thursday
TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas attorney general's office will lead the prosecution of a 22-year-old man accused of wounding an Oklahoma law enforcement officer.
The 22-year-old suspect is being held in the Montgomery County jail along with two others suspected of leading law enforcement on a chase Thursday in southeast Kansas and northern Oklahoma.
Attorney General Derek Schmidt's office said in a release Saturday no formal charges have been filed. The other suspects are awaiting extradition back to Oklahoma.
An officer tried to stop an SUV on Thursday in Rogers County, Oklahoma, but the vehicle took off with three people inside.
Police say during the chase, someone inside the SUV shot at an Oologah police cruiser, striking an officer. Officials said Friday the officer is recovering from wounds that are not life-threatening.
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