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Crimes and courts

February 20, 2013

OSBI investigating police shooting near Vinita

VINITA (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says a Kansas man was treated and released from a hospital after he was shot by police in northeastern Oklahoma.

Authorities say two Vinita police officers and an officer from the Big Cabin Police Department were involved a pursuit with a vehicle early Wednesday near the junction of U.S. 69 and Oklahoma 66.

OSBI says 24-year-old Michael O'Mara of Wichita allegedly turned his vehicle around and started driving toward the officers, who opened fire.

OSBI says O'Mara was treated and released from the hospital early Wednesday. O'Mara was booked in the Craig County Jail on a complaint of assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a controlled dangerous substance. Authorities did not know if he had an attorney.

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