TPD Releases Dashcam Footage Of High-Speed Chase
TULSA, Oklahoma - New dashcam video shows a high-speed chase that ended with four people in handcuffs. Tulsa police say an officer fired his gun after the driver of a stolen pickup tried to hit him.
Police say the officers were on their dinner break when they spotted the stolen pickup. As they tried to stop the driver, police say the driver sped off and tried to run him over. The officer fired several shots, but no one was hit.
"They're in line at a restaurant, getting ready to order some food through the drive-thru and while they're sitting there they run the tag for the vehicle in front of them and that vehicle comes back stolen," said Officer Jeanne Mackenzie.
Police chased the driver to a neighborhood near 71st and Sheridan where four people in the truck got out and ran.
"At one point they all jump out of the vehicle and run away from it. There's lots of officers on the scene at this point. We have our helicopter we have our k9's," said Mackenzie.
Police surrounded the suspects, and all four were caught with the help of the department's K-9 officers.
"We have our k9's They're able to help us track these individuals. Two of them were actually bit by our k9," said Mackenzie.
Police arrested Philip Patrick and three 16-year-olds who were in the car with him. Patrick is in jail on multiple complaints including Possession of a Stolen Vehicle and Eluding.
"The officer handled it in the manner that he felt was necessary at that time. He was in fear for his life and his safety and that's what we're trained to do," said Mackenzie.
Police recovered two stolen guns and the stolen pickup. No police officers were hurt.