Coal County Murder Suspect Killed In Officer-Involved Shooting


Saturday, March 21st 2015, 9:37 am
By: News On 6


The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said a man wanted for first-degree murder was shot and killed in a pursuit in Coal County. Captain Paul Timmons confirmed 34-year-old Tyrel Vick died Friday evening.

Vick was wanted in connection with the shooting death of his brother, Naman Vick, 39. A warrant for his arrest was issued early Friday.

Law enforcement saturated the area searching for the suspect after his brother's body was found in a home the two shared. Investigators believed Tyrel fled driving the murder victim's truck.

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"Friday evening, Vick was spotted driving his murdered brother's 1991 maroon Ford stepside pickup truck," according to a release from the Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation. 

"Officers gave chase until Vick crashed the vehicle at Highway 31B near Onley where he fired a gun at officers. Officers returned fire. Vick died at the scene."

The OSBI will continue to work the homicide case and deliver a report to the district attorney, the release states.