Man sought by Kansas police shot, wounded by Okla. officer

 


TONKAWA, Okla. (AP) — A 70-year-old man wanted by authorities in Kansas has been shot and wounded by a police officer following a traffic stop in Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said in a statement Saturday that Ronald Dean Minix was stopped by an officer in Tonkawa, along Interstate 35 in the northern portion of the state.

Authorities say Minix put a gun to his head during the stop late Friday and the officer fired his own weapon, striking Minix in the hand. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.

It wasn't clear what prompted the officer to fire on the man. The officer...



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