OKLAHOMA CITY – One person is in critical condition after a police chase ended in a crash in southwest Oklahoma City.
Around 2:51 a.m. on Thursday, authorities say a police officer attempted to pull over a vehicle that was driving on a flat tire near S.E. 38th St. and Lindsay Ave.
Officials say the driver immediately began firing shots at the police officer and fled the scene.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers eventually joined the chase near S.E. 59th St. and May Ave.
Officials say the suspect inside the car fired shots at one of the troopers and one of the troopers returned fire through his windshield.
Officers used a tactical maneuver, which led to the suspect’s vehicle crashing near MacArthur Blvd. and S.W. 54th St.
The driver and the passenger were both ejected from the vehicle after it rolled over.
Officials say the passenger was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.
The driver has been identified as 32-year-old Patrick Smith. Smith was treated at a nearby hospital for a gunshot wound and other minor injuries and has since been booked into the Oklahoma County Jail.
He is facing charges of aggravated attempting to elude, shooting with intent to kill, use of vehicle to facilitate discharge of a firearm, assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm in commission of a felony, transporting a loaded firearm in a vehicle and pointing a deadly weapon at another.