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Escaped inmate shot, wounded by Oklahoma City police

 

February 1, 2019



OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City police say an escapee from an Oklahoma Department of Corrections work release center was shot and wounded by an officer.

Capt. Bo Mathews says 38-year-old Kirk Shields suffered non-life threatening injuries when he was shot shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Mathews says Shields was reported missing from a work release center shortly before 4 p.m. Wednesday and was spotted by Officer Brandon Lee as Lee investigated a suspicious person report.

Mathews says Shields fled, then turned and charged Lee while wielding a crowbar-like weapon. Mathews says Lee opened...



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