Three Suspects Arrested After Shooting OK Police Officer in Head …Illegals?
Officer Charles Neill is a U.S. Navy veteran who has been with the department for about a year.
Garcia shot a second man in the neck while fleeing police.
So far there is no information on whether or not the suspects are illegal aliens.
News on 6 reported:
The Montgomery County Kansas Sheriff’s Office has released mug shots of the three people arrested in the shooting of an Oologah police officer Thursday night.
Officer Charles Neill was shot in the head during a pursuit after another officer tried to arrest three people in a Talala traffic stop. Alejandro Garcia, 22; Cesar Rios; 23, and Roxanne Mendoza, 20, were arrested by Kansas Law Enforcement after fleeing from the Oklahoma law enforcement officers.
Sheriff Robert Dierks said the three fled to Montgomery County and abandoned their vehicle after an encounter with deputies. Rios and Mendoza were found quickly and taken into custody.
A manhunt began for Garcia, who carjacked a red pickup from an elderly driver, authorities say. Deputies got a tip that an Hispanic male armed with a handgun was headed toward Highway 169 in the red pickup.
“Deputy Michael Grimes got behind the vehicle, and the truck crossed the highway and pulled into a driveway,” the Sheriff said in a news release.
“Garcia exited the vehicle and was given commands to show his hands. Garcia walked toward the rear of the truck and began firing at Deputy Grimes who returned fire.”
Garcia hid in a nearby residence and was captured in a closet, the release states.
The owner of the pickup, David Henderson, was shot in the neck. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive, authorities say.