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POTTAWATOMIE, Okla. — A suspect shot during a chase in Pottawatomie County Tuesday has died from his injuries.
Sheriff Mike Booth says four deputies shot at suspect Erick Rose.
The 32-year-old was hit multiple times and died at a hospital.
"A loss of life is tragic under any circumstances," Sheriff Booth said.
He says it all began when deputies responded to a 911 call from a burglary victim.
"The victim advised that he was in pursuit of the suspect after the victim had come home to find the suspect burglarizing his home. Dispatch advised that the
suspect had a weapon and had fired at the victim several times shooting, striking the victim's vehicle," Sheriff Booth said.
That is when law enforcement took over the chase.
"The pursuit reached speeds in excess of 90 miles per hour until the suspect's vehicle was disabled at the scene near Shawnee Twin Lakes," Sheriff Booth said.
Authorities say Erick Rose stepped out with a gun and that is when deputies shot him.
"Right now the suspect's family is going through a really difficult time as well as the deputies and their families. So I'd ask you to please respect their privacy and keep them in your thoughts and prayers," Sheriff Booth said.
The deputies involved in the shooting have been placed on paid administrative leave.
The District Attorney says Rose was already facing robbery, burglary and drug charges.
He was set for a hearing this upcoming Friday.
Prosecutors were going to ask the judge that Rose be held in jail without bond.