OSBI REPORTS THE OKMULGEE OFFICER SHOOTER IS IN CUSTODY
On June 5, 2023, authorities received a tip Harris may be in a room at the Bel Air motel in Okmulgee. Local officers went to the motel and did not find Harris in the initial room reported. They made contact with an individual in another room. Once U.S. Marshal Service personnel arrived, positive identification of that individual as being Harris was made.
Harris was taken into custody and booked into the Okmulgee County jail for shooting with intent to kill and a federal warrant.
Okmulgee Police Officer Shot
NEWS ON 6 reported on June 1 at 5:18 AM that a search is under on Thursday morning for a man who authorities say shot an officer in Okmulgee. According to the NEWS ON 6 the shooting happened around 3:08 a.m near East 2nd Street and North Central Avenue in Okmulgee.
Authorities are searching for 34 year old Christopher Alfred Harris who is a suspect in the shooting. Authorities believe Harris is armed with an AK-47.
The report states the Police were called to a burglary in progress and two officers responded. The officer who went to the back of the building was allegedly ambused by the suspect.
NEWS 9 reports the officer has been released from a Tulsa hospital. The Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol have also joined the search for Harris.
Advisory: OKMULGEE OFFICER SHOOTING SUSPECT
Dear Lynn Thompson,
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OKMULGEE (June 2, 2023) – Attached is a photo of the individual wanted in the shooting of Okmulgee Police Department Officer Dustin Clark in the early morning on June 1, 2023. Christopher Alfred Harris, who was reported to have been involved in a burglary at a residence, exchanged gunfire with the responding officer. After the shooting, Harris fled from the scene on foot. A manhunt for Harris was immediately initiated and was still active as of 5:30 p.m. on June 2, 2023.
If anyone sees Harris, please call local law enforcement authorities.
OSBI PIO Gerald Davidson
Public Information Officer
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