OHP Searching For Suspects Responsible For I-40 Vehicle Shooting

Thursday, September 9th 2021, 10:36 pm
By: Clayton Cummins

Oklahoma Highway Patrol is asking for help tracking down a vehicle involved in a shooting on the highway Monday.

Around 9:30 p.m., troopers said the victim and his girlfriend were traveling east on Interstate 40 between US-177 and State Highway 19 when the passenger of a newer light blue Ford Bronco fired two shots at the victim’s truck.

Both shots hit the victim’s vehicle.

“(The victim) said that he passed the suspects in the fast lane and as soon as he passed him, they started bright lighting him and tried running him off the road,” said OHP Trooper Jesse Gregory.

The victim told troopers he followed the vehicle but lost it after getting off at Valley Brook Road. The suspect vehicle was seen going south towards Earlsboro. They were unable to get a tag number.

“The victim of it said that he did see a pistol from the passenger side,” said Gregory. “We were able to retrieve one bullet once we popped the hood, there was actually a bullet sitting on his headlight.”

The bullet retrieved will be sent to OSBI for processing. 

There were no injuries.

“If you are ever in that situation, if you are shot at, don’t follow. It’s not safe,” said Gregory. “Contact authorities. If you can get a tag, that’s always helpful.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the OHP Central Communications Center at 405-425-2323.