Moore Police Officer Shoots Carjacking Suspect

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 11:58 pm
By: News 9

MOORE, Oklahoma -- A carjacking suspect is recovering after being shot by a Moore police officer Tuesday night.

Around 10:30 p.m., an officer got behind a vehicle and ran the tag number.  He discovered the car was used in a carjacking.  At that point, the officer started following the car.

The officer pulled over the vehicle at N.W. 24th Street and Nottingham.  Sgt. Jeremy Lewis with Moore Police Department says after the car stopped, the suspect exited the vehicle and the officer fired one shot, hitting the suspect.

Police aren't saying what exactly led up to the shooting. They'll review video from the officer's dashboard camera to determine what happened from the time the suspect stopped until when he was shot.

The driver was taken to the hospital in serious condition.  His name has not been released, but police say he is 18 years old.  Police also plan to interview him as soon as he's well enough.