Authorities investigating trooper-involved shooting

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PAWNEE COUNTY, Okla. – Authorities in Tulsa County are investigating a shooting involving an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper.

Early Wednesday morning, deputies with the Pawnee County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from the OHP while serving a warrant for Phillip Christopher Hardman.

When they arrived at the home, they learned that Hardman was actually staying at a home in Sand Springs.

Once in Sand Springs, troopers spotted the suspect and a chase began.

Troopers used a tactical maneuver to stop Hardman, who spun into a ditch.

At that point, investigators say Hardman began driving toward the troopers, who were on foot. Those troopers opened fire and Hardman was taken into custody.

Hardman was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Two other people, identified as Christopher Pearson and Heather Barksdale, were at the home and were arrested on outstanding warrants.

All troopers involved with the incident will be placed on administrative leave during the investigation.

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