UPDATE: Chickasha teen facing multiple charges after high-speed chase, allegedly shooting at officers

CHICKASHA, Okla. – A Chickasha teen is recovering after he allegedly led authorities on a high-speed chase and was involved in a gunfight with deputies early Tuesday morning.

Officials with the Chickasha Police Department say deputies tried to pull over a car, driven by 18-year-old Decayla Maul, around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.

However, Maul took off and led police on a chase near 9th St. and Kansas Ave.

“We heard a crash,” James Hembree said. “We looked and jumped up and saw all the cops chasing the black car.”

The chase eventually came to an end when Maul allegedly lost control of the car and ended up in a yard in the 1700 block of S. 7th St.

Elip Moore, assistant chief of police with the Chickasha Police Department, said, “The subject eventually lost control, came to a stop in the yard and he bailed out of the vehicle and fled on foot.”
However, officers were able to catch up to him.
Grady County deputies were assisting police when Maul allegedly pulled out a gun.

Hembree said, “We saw them handcuff one and put him in the cop car and a few seconds later we heard quite a bit of gunfire.”

Hembree grabbed his wife and child and took cover.
 He said, “I made them lie down on the stairs and make sure they didn’t get hit by any rounds.”

Moore said two deputies returned fire and hit Maul in the chin and ankle.

 He said, “The subject was shot twice and was taken into custody there.”
Maul was treated at a local hospital before being taken to the Grady County Jail on numerous charges, including three counts of shooting with intent to kill, driving without a state driver’s license, eluding police and possession of marijuana.

“Sheriff Weir and I agree that our initial review of this situation leads us to believe our officers’ and deputies’ actions were legal, justified and necessary,” Moore said. “OSBI was contacted and will be conducting the shooting investigation. This is standard practice when you have officer-involved shootings.”

Moore said officials questioned a 16-year-old boy who was in the front seat of the car with Maul.

He was not charged and was released to a guardian at the scene.