State authorities identify man killed after pursuit by Canadian County deputies
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.