- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 18, 2017

GOULD, Okla. (AP) - Authorities say a sheriff’s deputy in western Oklahoma opened fire on a man during a traffic stop, but no one was seriously hurt.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says the shooting happened Tuesday near Gould, or about 140 miles southwest of Oklahoma City. The OSBI says a Harmon County sheriff’s deputy pulled over a man on suspicion of driving a stolen vehicle.

The OSBI says the driver got out of the pickup truck at the deputy’s request, but then re-entered the vehicle and reportedly tried to run over the deputy. Authorities say the officer, who wasn’t hurt, fired one shot into the truck.

The OSBI says the driver wasn’t struck by the bullet but he was injured by flying debris. Prosecutors will determine whether the deputy’s actions were justified.


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