Man dies after police fire at his vehicle
PERKINS, Okla. — A Perkins man has died after a late-night shoot-out with police.
Highway 33 east of the town of Perkins was closed for three and a half hours late Tuesday night.
The situation started when a Sheriff’s Deputy tried to pull over a man identified as Clinton Blakely, 27.
When Blakely refused to stop, the deputy and a police officer tried to set up a road block.
They say Blakely slowed down, but did not stop, continuing to drive toward the deputy.
The deputy fired several times at the truck’s tires, which stopped the vehicle.
Officials say when they approached the truck, they noticed Blakely injured with a gunshot wound to the head.
He died at the hospital.
It will be up to the medical examiner to determine an official cause of death.