Officer opens fire on armed suspect before pursuit

Police on Wednesday released body camera video of an officer-involved shooting last month that sparked an overnight chase in northwest Oklahoma City.

Around 11:55 p.m. Sept. 9, Officer Tyler Arney stopped a vehicle near Southwest 72nd Street and Western Avenue for a traffic violation, according to a news release. Arney approached the vehicle, and the driver produced a gun.

Arney discharged his weapon several times, hitting the suspect, who drove away from the scene, starting a pursuit.

The driver continued north on Western Avenue and turned onto Southwest 59th Street, where he fired at Arney and then threw his gun out the car window, according to the release. After hitting several curbs and damaging his vehicle, the driver stopped near Southwest 54th Street and Portland Avenue.

Police took the driver and a passenger into custody. The driver, identified as 24-year-old Shelby Stanfield, was taken to an area hospital to be treated for his wound and then booked into the Oklahoma County Jail on counts of possession of a firearm after a former conviction of a felony, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon after a former conviction of a felony.

A passenger in the car with Stanfield was not injured and was booked into the Oklahoma County Jail on a count of possession of a firearm after a former conviction of a felony.

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By: ThisIsButter (36438.20)

Tags: Cops, Shot, Chasing, Arrest,

Location: northwest Oklahoma City.