High-speed police chase involving gunfire in Edmond ends in crash and multiple arrests
Posted on Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 at 11:29 pm
EDMOND, OK – A high-speed Edmond police pursuit, in which an officer was shot at, eventually ended in a crash and all four suspects being arrested Tuesday morning, reports KOCO.
Edmond police said they initially responded to a caller reporting a break-in of her vehicle at the Coffee Creek Apartments. The caller reported the suspects were traveling”toward Fretz Avenue in a little grey box car,” in the 911 call.
At around 3:15 a.m. Tuesday, Edmond police spotted a Kia Soul speeding on Broadway Extension and began pursuing the vehicle.
Officers attempted pit maneuvers to stop the vehicle twice but failed. A suspect in the Kia Soul then rolled down their window and began shooting at an officer.
Police briefly disengaged before resuming the chase down Broadway Extension. Officers remained in pursuit as the Kia Soul drove through a neighborhood before traveling down Eastern Boulevard. The chase eventually ended near a salt barn by the interchange of Broadway Extension and John Kilpatrick Turnpike.
Body and dash camera footage released by Edmond police showed a passenger exiting the vehicle and dropping their weapon. Two suspects attempted to flee after the car slammed into a fence.
All four suspects, aged 16 to 20, were caught and arrested. Officials said they will be tried as adults and charged with possession of a stolen vehicle and shooting with intent to kill.
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