Charles Carswell Death: Man dies after a vehicle pursuit and shootout with Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers.
On Saturday April 2, 2022, Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers OHP were contacted by police in Sedona, Arizona to look for a vehicle driven by 32-year-old Charles Carswell, a armed robbery suspect.
OHP Troopers located the vehicle in Canadian County and attempted a traffic stop, but Carswell fled, prompting a pursuit
Authorities said when the pursuit entered the Kilpatrick Turnpike, Carswell began firing shots at troopers through his rear window.
Troopers made several unsuccessful attempts to perform a tactical vehicle intervention or TVI to stop Carswell vehicle.
Authorities said when Carswell entered the Turner Turnpike, troopers successfully performed a TVI on his vehicle at the 140-mile marker, bringing the pursuit to a stop.
Carswell exited his vehicle, grabbed a rifle and began firing more rounds at law enforcement.
Authorities said he then barricaded himself behind his vehicle until the OHP Tactical Team arrived.
Carswell continued to fire at law enforcement, and troopers fired back, killing him.
The Oklahoma City Police Department, as well as the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office, assisted with the incident.
The troopers involved in the shooting will be placed on paid administrative duties pending the conclusion of the investigation.
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