OHP: Trooper And Suspect Fought After Weapon Discovery In Guthrie


Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 3:26 pm
By: News 9


The Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) released new information regarding Sunday's officer-involved shooting in Guthrie.

According to the OHP, Trooper Caleb Swickey stopped 18-year-old Kenneth Brown for a traffic violation in downtown Guthrie Sunday evening.

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During a pat down, OHP said Trooper Swickey discovered a 9mm handgun on Brown. OHP said an altercation ensued upon discovering that weapon and Trooper Swickey then shot Brown in self-defense.

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The gun was turned over to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation for identification.

At last check, Brown was listed in critical condition at a local hospital. Trooper Swickey was placed on routine paid administrative leave pending the completion of the investigation.