Caught On Camera: State trooper shoots at suspect during high speed chase

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DEL CITY, Okla. -- A carjacking and high-speed chase forces a state trooper to shoot at a fleeing suspect.

It all happened Tuesday morning near SE 15th and I-35.

The crime started when a state trooper tried to pull the suspect over for driving on a flat tire.

The suspect then attempted to carjack a taxi driver.

"He asked for a ride and I told him no and this was after he tried to open my car door," said the driver who asked not to be identified. "He said, 'I'll even pay you' and he showed me a handful of money and I said, 'It's not worth it.'"

The attempted carjacking got even more dangerous when the suspect ran into a business and side-swiped one of the companies delivery vans.

Surveillance video shows the suspect hitting a taxi cab once as he was driving the van.

He then backs up and hits the cab again before plowing out of the parking lot where he narrowly misses running over a state trooper.

"He hit it once then twice and when he tried to squeeze through he about ran over the trooper and the trooper shot at him," said witness Walter Whitehead.

"The trooper felt in fear for his life and discharged his weapon," said Oklahoma Highway Patrol Lt. John Vincent.

Charles McGee

Charles McGee was shot at after nearly running over a State Trooper.

The trooper fired, but didn't hit the suspect.

After the shooting, the suspect drove the stolen van several miles, ending up in a field near Reno and Sunnylane, where he once again got out on foot.

"You know he never really found a place to hide and hunker down. He was on the run and they tackled him," said Shane Clark.

Police quickly caught the suspect in the backyard of Shane's dad's home.

"He didn't put up much of a fight. He knew it was his last stand," said Clark.

The suspect, Charles McGee is now facing a long list of criminal charges.

The good news, despite numerous dangers, no one got hurt.

The suspect remains behind bars at the county jail.

 

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