Teen Shot in Trooper Pursuit


Monday, March 30th 2009, 1:09 pm
By: News 9


NEWS 9

PERRY, Oklahoma -- The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says troopers shot a teen on Interstate 35 near Perry after he led them on a high-speed chase.

The 15-year-old was taken to OU Medical Center where he was listed in good condition.

West says the chase began about 10 a.m. Monday when troopers tried to stop a sport utility vehicle with Missouri tags for a traffic violation about 30 miles north of Perry.

He says the teen sped away southbound and crossed into northbound lanes. A trooper managed to spin out the SUV about two miles north of Perry.

West says that as the troopers approached, the teen pulled a gun and fired and troopers returned fire.

The troopers were not hurt.

His name is not being released because he is a juvenile and because OHP cannot confirm that his parents have been notified.