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Convicted felon accused of shooting at officers arrested

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OKLAHOMA CITY - A dramatic arrest unfolded Monday afternoon, involving a man accused of shooting at officers last week.

Inside a silver truck was Samuel Carolina, a convicted felon wanted on four counts of shooting with intent to kill.

Bob Moore Chopper 4 was the only news helicopter over the scene near I-35 and Reno, where the truck came to a stop and four people got out.

U.S. Marshals and OCPD cuffed Carolina and took him to jail.

Carolina is accused of shooting at city officers last week, who were working a traffic stop at N.W. 10th and Rockwell.

The driver, Tavonne Payne, was on the phone.

According to police, he initially wouldn’t hang up the call.

Police suspected he was telling whoever was on the other end of the line to come to traffic stop with him.

Then, there was an ambush.

The bullets started flying.

The officers were unable to fire, because they couldn't figure out where the shots were coming from.

Investigators later determined Payne was calling Carolina, who was allegedly hanging around Hoover Crip gang members moments before he fired at officers.

Court records show Carolina has a violent past.

He was involved in a 2007 murder but plead to a lesser burglary charge in a deal with the state and got out of prison in January.

Monday night, Carolina is in the Oklahoma County Jail on a $1 million bond.