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3 Suspects in Oklahoma Officer's Shooting Captured

Friday, 29 May 2015 12:29 PM

Three men have been arrested, including one who was captured early Friday in southeast Kansas, after an Oklahoma police officer was shot in the head during a traffic chase, authorities said.

Alejandro Garcia was captured while fleeing on foot after crashing a stolen car near Liberty, Kansas, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office said in a brief news release.

The other two suspects, Cesar Rios, 23, and Roxanna Mendoza 20, were arrested Thursday night in South Coffeyville, just south of the Kansas border. No other details about the suspects were immediately released.

The incident began when an officer tried to stop an SUV Thursday evening in Rogers County, Oklahoma. The vehicle took off with three people inside, headed north, South Coffeyville Police Chief Wade Lamb told the Tulsa World.

During the chase, someone inside the SUV shot at an Oologah police cruiser that was assisting in the chase, striking an officer in the head, Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Dwight Durant said.

The cruiser crashed into a ditch and the officer was airlifted to a Tulsa hospital. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said Friday that the officer is recovering from non-life threatening wounds. The bureau did not identify the officer.

After Rios and Mendoza were arrested, Garcia carjacked another car, shooting the driver, and escaped, Lamb said.

That motorist's condition wasn't immediately clear.

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