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Suspect dead in northeast Oklahoma officer-involved shooting

September 2, 2019

SAND SPRINGS, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a suspect is dead following an officer-involved shooting in northeastern Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation identified the suspect Monday as 49-year-old Robert Desjarlais Jr. Authorities say Desjarlais was fatally wounded about 8:30 p.m. Sunday in Sand Springs, about 7 miles (11 miles) west of Tulsa and 92 miles (148 kilometers) northeast of Oklahoma City.

Sand Springs Police Chief Mike Carter says shots were fired at the end of a pursuit involving a Sand Springs officer and Desjarlais. Carter says the officer was pinned against his vehicle during the incident and was transported to a local hospital for treatment and observation. The OSBI says Desjarlais was pronounced dead at the scene.

The officer wasn’t immediately identified. The OSBI says the officer has been placed on administrative leave.

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