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Officer-involved shooting sends one man to hospital


OKMULGEE COUNTY, Okla. – OSBI agents are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred this morning in Okmulgee County.

According to authorities, a county deputy responded to a domestic disturbance call from a woman who was afraid her son would become violent after he became enraged.

KJRH reports that by the time police arrived, the suspect, 26-year-old Teddy Bearden had crashed the victim’s car with her inside.

When deputies made contact with Bearden, he allegedly refused to obey officer commands and struggled with officers.

Authorities say Bearden got inside his vehicle and rammed one of the officers’ vehicles.  He then turned his vehicle toward the officers.

The peace officers then fired their weapons at Bearden.

The suspect reportedly crashed his vehicle approximately one half mile from the scene.

Bearden was flown to a Tulsa-area hospital with multiple gunshot wounds.

His condition is unknown at this time.