*Police apprehended Alejandro Garcia just after 7 a.m. Friday morning
*Officer shot Thursday during pursuit of suspects north of Nowata
*Officer was transported to the hospital in serious condition
*Pursuit continued across Kansas line where 2 suspects were taken into custody
*Rifles, body armor were found in the suspects’ vehicle
Police apprehended a man suspected in the shooting of an Oologah police officer.
After several car chases and a man hunt in Liberty, Kansas, police caught Alejandro Garcia shortly after 7 a.m. Friday morning.
Officials tell FOX23 that officers began a pursuit in Oologah-Talala area when there was an officer-involved shooting.
Trooper Dwight Durant with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol confirmed with FOX23 that the officer was shot in the head while driving his car.
The officer was pursuing a vehicle when the shooting happened. He was later identified as Officer Charles Neil.
“Three ambulances responded to the scene,” Wiley said. “The officer was flown by life-flight, but not sure to which hospital.”
Neil is alert and talking.
The pursuit continued into Kansas where stop sticks were laid out and two suspects were taken into custody.
Police recovered an AR-15 and body armor from inside the vehicle.
Garcia fled on foot.
The other two suspects: Mendoza (top) Rios (bottom)
Police say he shot another man in the neck and carjacked his vehicle. Durant said that victim was an elderly man who is expected to be OK.
Garcia abandoned the stolen vehicle after police shot at him.
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