Breaking: Oologah, OK Police Officer Shot in Head While Driving – Airlifted to Hospital

An Oologah police officer was shot while driving his car on Highway 169 in Nowata County.
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The officer was driving this car when he was shot.

The officer was shot in the head during a pursuit.

The officer was flown to a hospital.

It was a carjacking?

FOX23 reported:

Quick Facts:
** Officer shot during pursuit of suspects north of Nowata
** Officer was transported to the hospital in serious condition
** Pursuit continued across Kansas line where 2 suspects were taken into custody
** Assault rifles, body armor were found in the suspects’ vehicle
** One male fled on foot

An Oologah police officer was injured in a shooting north of Nowata.

Officals tell FOX23 that officers began a pursuit in Oologah-Talala area when there was an officer-involved shooting.

Trooper Dwight Durant with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol confirmed with FOX23 that the officer was shot in the head while driving his car.
The officer was pursuing a vehicle when the shooting happened. He was later identified as Officer Charles Neil.

Oologah-Talala EMS PIO John Wiley tells FOX23 that an Oologah officer was shot on the Kansas side of the stateline.

UPDATE: Alejandro Garcia, 30, was arrested near the Kansas-Oklahoma border. He was wanted for aggravated assault against law officers.

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