Yukon police release identity of man arrested after officer-involved shooting

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YUKON, Okla. – One man is in custody following an officer-involved shooting in Yukon.

Just before 2 a.m., a police officer attempted to stop a vehicle near N.W. 10th and Garth Brooks Blvd.,  but the driver allegedly put his truck in reverse and rammed into the police officer's patrol car.

Officials investigating officer-involved shooting in Yukon

A second officer then joined the low-speed pursuit near Health Center Parkway and Garth Brooks Blvd.

"The odd thing about this is there was never a high speed chase or anything like that,”  Jenna Roberson, the public information officer for the City of Yukon, said.

A short time later, the suspect pulled into the parking lot of the Fairfield Inn and allegedly rammed the officer's vehicle again.

At that point, the second officer used a patrol rifle to shoot the truck body and glass.

Officials say no one was injured, and the suspect was taken into custody.

"Officer involved shootings are very rare. In fact, in the time that I've been here, this is the first one that I've seen,” Roberson said.

Authorities identified the suspect as 55-year-old Laddie Polasek, who was arrested on complaints of assault with a deadly weapon, felony attempting to elude police and running a roadblock.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation will investigate the officer-involved shooting.

The Yukon officer who fired his weapon has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.