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Wednesday, 08 March 2017 19:19

OSBI Investigate Officer Involved Shooting in Okmulgee

Okmulgee -- OSBI special agents are investigating an officer-Involved shooting that occurred Wednesday afternoon in Okmulgee after a driver refused to stop, which initiated a high speed chase through town. A passenger in the vehicle was shot by an Okmulgee police officer at approximately 3:15 p.m.

The series of events that led up to the pursuit was when Okmulgee County deputies were attempting an undercover buy of items from Michael David Sanchez, 31, who was selling outside a Walmart store at 1800 South Wood Drive. Before deputies could make the buy, Sanchez sped away in a Chevy Malibu sedan. Okmulgee police officers joined the pursuit which sped through residential streets at high speeds. Several officers used their patrol cars to block Sanchez' path near 4th and Taylor at the Taylor Drive Apartments.

Sanchez attempted to drive reckless around the vehicles when an officer fired his weapon, striking the passenger, Amanda Morrow in the neck. She was flown to a Tulsa hospital. Sanchez was arrested on an outstanding warrant for a probation violation. Sanchez faces many more criminal complaints.

The Okmulgee Police Department requested OSBI special agents investigate the shooting. When the case is completed, agents will present a comprehensive, written report to the district attorney. The DA will determine how they will proceed once all evidence is gathered and investigated.