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Oklahoma City Officer Ambushed After DUI Stop

August 30, 2010  | 


Screenshot via NewsOK.com.

Oklahoma City PD's officer Katie Lawson was shot several times during a Sunday evening veicle stop of a drunk driver, as she left the scene, reports OKNews.com.

Lawson was driving her cruiser north on Miller Avenue following the stop, when a young Hispanic man walked toward her and opened fire. Several rounds struck the cruiser's passenger-side door and rear side window, hitting Lawson, who radioed dispatch that she had been hit. The officer was able to exit the vehicle and return fire.

On Monday, tactical teams were scouring the neighborhood for the shooter. Investigators obtained a warrent to search a nearby house the may contain evidence. Multiple suspects may have been involved in what is being described by the department as an ambush.

Lawson, 27, is a four-year veteran of the department. She is expected to fully recover.

VIDEO: Watch the NewsOK.com report.

Read the full story at NewsOK.com.

Tags: Vehicle Stops, Oklahoma City PD, Officer-Involved Shootings


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