11:55 a.m. (CDT)
Authorities say a man wanted in connection with the shooting of an Oklahoma police officer was found hiding in a closet of a house in southeast Kansas.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says 22-year-old Alejandro Garcia was captured without incident early Friday in a house east of Liberty, Kansas.
Authorities say Garcia took a truck after shooting the driver near Coffeyville Thursday night and fled before stopping near Liberty. Authorities say he abandoned the truck and fired at a Montgomery County sheriff’s deputy before fleeing.
The condition of the truck’s owner was not immediately available.
Garcia and two other people are suspected of shooting the Oklahoma officer Thursday night during a chase that began in Rogers County, Oklahoma. The other two suspects were caught in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma.
11:15 a.m. (CDT)
Investigators say an Oklahoma police officer who was shot in the head during a traffic chase sustained injuries that aren’t life-threatening.
Authorities say two men and a woman shot the Oologah police officer during a Thursday night chase that began in Rogers County, Oklahoma, and ended in Kansas.
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said Friday that the officer, who has not been identified, was transported by medical helicopter to a hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he is recovering from his wounds.
The incident began when the officer tried to stop an SUV. Investigators say that during the chase, someone inside the SUV shot at the officer.
Police arrested two suspects — 23-year-old Cesar Rios and 20-year-old Roxanne Mendoza — Thursday night in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma, which is just south of the Kansas border. Authorities say a third suspect, Alejandro Garcia, was captured Friday near Liberty, Kansas.
8:05 a.m. (CDT)
Authorities say the third of three suspects in the shooting of an Oklahoma police officer has been arrested in southeast Kansas.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s office says Alejandro Garcia was captured Friday near Liberty, Kansas.
The search for Garcia began Thursday evening when he fled after crashing a car that officials say he stole near the Kansas border.
The sheriff’s office brief news release provided no other details of Garcia’s capture.
Authorities say Garcia and two others shot an Oologah police officer during a Thursday night chase that began in Rogers County, Oklahoma. The officer’s condition was not immediately available Friday.
Police arrested the two other suspects — 23-year-old Cesar Rios and 20-year-old Roxanne Mendoza — Thursday night in South Coffeyville, just south of the Kansas border.
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