WEATHERFORD, Okla. (KFOR) – Authorities were involved in a deadly officer-involved shooting Friday morning.
A car chase and then a shootout between officers and a suspect has left one man dead in Weatherford.
Friday morning, officers received a call from the owner of natural gas measurement company, Thurmond-McGlothlin, stating a man came to his business in his white pickup truck and asked for an applicaiton.
The owner tells News 4, when one of his employees told the man they weren’t hiring right now, he pulled out a gun and threatened the employee.
The employee backed away, called police and the suspect left.
That’s when police tried to pull him over.
During the stop by officers, the suspect pointed a gun at police officers, but no shots were fired by either parties and police backed away.
This then lead to a short chase. While that was happening, authorities say the suspect was firing multiple rounds at officers.
The shots were returned, and that suspect is now dead.
The chase ended near E Main Street and Washington Ave. right off the highway in Weatherford.
The Weatherford Police Chief tells KFOR the nearby high school and Southwestern Oklahoma State University were both on a soft lockdown at the time.
Fortunately, no one else was injured.
Police still have not identified the man.
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and Oklahoma Highway Patrol are now leading a joint investigation.