State author­i­ties iden­tify man killed af­ter pur­suit by Cana­dian County deputies

Tulsa World - - Our Lives - — From staff re­ports

In­ves­ti­ga­tors iden­ti­fied a man who was killed Mon­day af­ter he al­legedly pulled a gun on law en­force­ment of­fi­cers dur­ing an at­tempted get­away in Cana­dian County.

Cana­dian County deputies fa­tally shot Alexan­der Lin­dahl, 24, on Mon­day, ac­cord­ing to an Ok­la­homa State Bureau of In­ves­ti­ga­tion news re­lease. Lin­dahl


was flee­ing from law en­force­ment of­fi­cers.

He re­port­edly crashed a stolen pickup around 1 p.m. Mon­day on U.S. 81, just north of Okarche, while flee­ing from the deputies. He got out of the ve­hi­cle and “pro­duced a hand­gun,” the OSBI said in the re­lease.

Deputies then fired at Lin­dahl, and emer­gency re­spon­ders de­clared him dead at the scene.

OSBI agents stated in the re­lease that the pur­suit's speeds ex­ceeded 100 mph.

Cana­dian County Sher­iff Chris West told The Ok­la­homan that Lin­dahl aban­doned one stolen ve­hi­cle at a dairy farm in Tut­tle when he stole the pickup from the farm.

West said five deputies were in­volved in the shoot­ing and that up to 12 law en­force­ment ve­hi­cles were in the chase.

OSBI agents, who did not iden­tify the deputies, are in­ves­ti­gat­ing. Their re­ports will be turned over to the Cana­dian County Dis­trict At­tor­ney's Of­fice for re­view.

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