Wanted man leads police on chase
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City Police chased a suspect on-the-run through city streets Wednesday afternoon.
News Channel 4 photojournalist Shauna Jackson was rolling as police stopped the truck driven by Barry Baker, Jr.
Baker led police on a dramatic chase through the streets of OKC before finally coming to a stop at the corner of Western Ave. and I-44.
But even as his truck came to a stop, Baker didn’t.
Police tased him as he exited the vehicle.
The chase began around 4 p.m. Wednesday when police got a call asking them to check on Baker.
Reports stated the man may have been suicidal.
Baker also has a long criminal history that includes a warrant from Tulsa County for impersonating a police officer.
Baker fled when officers arrived and the chase was on.
“Approximately near 44th on Western some officers had placed stop sticks in the roadway in attempt to deflate the tires of the suspects vehicle. The subject did see the officers in the road and definitely attempted to run over the police officer that was in the road,” OKC Police Captain Dee Patty said.
During the chase, lawmen said Baker tried to run over an officer and then tried to hit a trooper.
By the time the chase ended near I-44, police said Baker was one the edge.
“The subject stepped out of the vehicle and pretended to have a gun pointed at officers’ weapons,” Patty said. “Everybody did a great job in protecting the pursuit and keeping people from getting hurt.”