Oklahoma Highway Patrol soldiers open fire on contraflow driver

Authorities are looking for a wrong-way driver who rammed head-on into an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper on Interstate 240 in Oklahoma City, resulting in gunfire. that a white Chevrolet Malibu was driving in the wrong direction on I-240 eastbound from Western Avenue. Authorities said three soldiers responded and the suspect crashed into one of their vehicles. A news release says the suspect drove off, prompting a chase on I-240 on the South Service Road. Oklahoma Highway Patrol said at one point they believe the driver fired at soldiers, who returned fire. The suspect drove into an apartment complex and fled. The passenger remained at the scene and was taken to hospital for treatment for his injuries. “We know two people were in the car,” Private Eric Foster said. . “The passenger in the vehicle was taken to OU Medical in fair condition and then the driver is still on standby at this time.” The soldier is fine, and officials say the patrol car‘s airbags deployed. Authorities said the soldier was walking around and responsive. Authorities have identified the suspect who fled as 35-year-old Gabriel Yeatman. He is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on Yeatman’s location is urged to call 911. The vehicle used in the incident was reported stolen, Oklahoma Highway Patrol officials said.

Authorities are looking for a wrong-way driver who ran head-on into an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper on Interstate 240 in Oklahoma City, resulting in gunfire.

At approximately 12:45 p.m. Friday, the Oklahoma City Police Department told Oklahoma Highway Patrol that a white Chevrolet Malibu was driving in the wrong direction on I-240 eastbound from Western Avenue. Authorities said three soldiers responded and the suspect crashed into one of their vehicles.

A news release says the suspect drove off, prompting a chase down I-240 on the South Service Road.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said at one point they believed the driver had fired at soldiers, who returned fire. The suspect drove into an apartment complex and fled.

The passenger remained at the scene and was taken to hospital for treatment.

“There were two people that we know were in the car,” Cavalier Eric Foster said. “The passenger in the vehicle was taken to OU Medical in fair condition and then the driver is still on standby at this time.”

The soldier is fine and officials said the patrol car’s airbags deployed. Authorities said the soldier was walking around and reacting.

Authorities have identified the suspect who fled as 35-year-old Gabriel Yeatman. He is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information on Yeatman’s location is asked to call 911.

The vehicle used in the incident was reported stolen, Oklahoma Highway Patrol officials said.

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