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Authorities identified a man reportedly shot by an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper at the end of a police chase June 27 east of downtown Tulsa.

William Martin, 50, was reportedly shot and killed after an “incident” at the end of a pursuit near Second Street and Fulton Avenue. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The trooper involved had reportedly been assigned to the U.S. Marshals Northern District Fugitive Task Force. At the time of his death, Martin had warrants for his arrest out of Tulsa County District Court for failure to appear and possession of a firearm after a felony conviction, court records show.

When the trooper tried to stop Martin’s vehicle about 4:15 p.m. June 27, Martin reportedly fled until the pursuit ended and Martin was shot. The trooper involved was placed on paid administrative leave, according to a statement from OHP.

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Stetson covers breaking news, general assignment and other stories. He previously worked at the Enterprise-Journal in Mississippi. He is from Broken Arrow and graduated with a journalism degree from Oklahoma State University. Phone: 918-581-8466

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