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Video: Man Wanted for Shooting Tulsa Officer Kills Self During Police Raid

August 17, 2015  | 

VIDEO: Man Wanted for Shooting Tulsa Officer Kills Self During Police Raid

A man accused of shooting a Tulsa officer during a pursuit Sunday fatally shot himself in the head last night after being surrounded by police, according to police.

Jeremie Shawn Kelly, 26, reportedly turned the gun on himself as a special operations team prepared to enter the house where he was taking refuge on East Reading Street near North Sheridan Road around 6:55 p.m. Kelly was taken to a local hospital. He died at 7:29 p.m., police confirmed.

Hours earlier, Kelly allegedly shot Cpl. Gene Watkins in the right leg during a pursuit. Watkins was hospitalized, and his injuries were not life-threatening, police said.

Officer Demita Kinard told the Tulsa World the incident began when the Fugitive Warrants Unit pulled over Kelly in a vehicle in the 1000 block of North Sheridan Road to execute a warrant for domestic violence by strangulation around 3:40 p.m.

Kelly reportedly sped away, with police in pursuit. He then got out of the vehicle, and the pursuit turned into a foot chase. Watkins was shot during the foot pursuit, Kinard said.


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Jon Retired LEO @ 8/17/2015 2:11 PM

A speedy recovery to you Cpl. Watkins. Another piece of garbage off the streets.

dafearfighter @ 8/30/2015 9:24 PM

Recover quickly, brother in blue. He saved the state some money.

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