Trooper involved shooting in Pontotoc County

Published: 02/05/2020, 9:45 AM
Edited: 03/11/2021, 10:22 AM
(PONTOTOC COUNTY, Okla.) On Tuesday at 11:00 a.m., the Allen police department was involved in a pursuit within the city limits of Allen, Oklahoma, in Pontotoc County. The pursuit ended at a residence at 301 South 4th Street in Allen. The driver of the vehicle fled into the residence at this address, while threatening to shoot officers.
At 12:15 p.m., the Allen police chief requested the assistance of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol Tactical Team. The Tac Team responded and made contact with the suspect identified as Shawn Michael Taylor, 33. A felony warrant of arrest for Taylor was obtained by the Allen Police Department for assault upon a police officer with a dangerous weapon, felony eluding, and terroristic threats to a police officer, which were all pursuant to the aforementioned pursuit. Crisis negotiators made contact with Taylor, but he refused to comply with requests. During this incident, Taylor pointed a long gun at police. Shots were ultimately fired by a member of the Tactical Team, which struck Taylor. Taylor succumbed to the injuries sustained and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The trooper who fired the shots will be place on paid administrative leave while Troop Z (Investigations Division) conducts the investigation.


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