OSBI investigating police shooting near Vinita
BY Associated Press
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
VINITA — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said a Kansas man was treated and released from a hospital after he was shot by police in northeastern Oklahoma.
Authorities said two Vinita police officers and an officer from the Big Cabin Police Department were involved a pursuit with a vehicle early Wednesday near the junction of U.S. 69 and Oklahoma 66.
OSBI said 24-year-old Michael O'Mara of Wichita allegedly turned his vehicle around and started driving toward the officers, who opened fire.
OSBI said O'Mara was treated and released from the hospital early Wednesday. O'Mara was booked in the Craig County jail on a complaint of assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a controlled dangerous substance. Authorities did not know if he had an attorney.