Suspect steals officer’s gun, standoff ensues

Posted on: 10:11 am, July 22, 2013, by

OKLAHOMA CITY -An early morning traffic stop turns into a standoff that lasted for several hours Saturday morning.

It all started when an Oklahoma City police officer attempted to pull over a vehicle around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday.

The driver quickly bailed out of the car and led the officer on a short foot chase.

The pair fought and the suspect was able to take control of the officer’s weapon.

“The suspect fired at the officer with his own weapon,” said Capt. Dexter Nelson, with the Oklahoma City Police Department. “The officer retreated back to the car to get a secondary weapon.”

The suspect spend the next several hours hiding inside an abandoned house in the Highland Park area.

After several hours, the suspect surrendered to the Oklahoma City Tact Team Unit and the bomb squad.

“Given the fact that the suspect was armed with an officer’s weapon, things did go fairly smoothly,” said Nelson. “Given everything that happened, this could have gone very bad and downhill very quickly.”

The suspect suffered minor injuries from breaking into the vacant home.

The police officer also received minor injuries during the fight.

Police are not yet releasing the name of the suspect or why he ran.