Chickasha man arrested following high speed pursuit & shootout

Decaya Maul

Chickasha police and Grady County sheriff's deputies arrested a man following a high speed pursuit, foot chase and officer involved shooting.

Chickasha police say around 1:30 Tuesday morning, officers tried to pull over 18 year old Decaya Maul. Police say the Chickasha resident sped off leading them on a high speed chase. Maul lost control and then took off on foot.

Officers who were chasing Maul say he pulled out a revolver style hand gun and opened fire on the deputies and then on a Chickasha officer. Grady County Deputies Cory Loftice and Josh Dwaieebe returned fire hitting Maul in the chin and right ankle.

"Sheriff Weir and I agree that our initial review of this situation leads us to believe our officer's and deputies' actions were legal, justified and necessary," said Major Elip Moore, Assistant Police Chief of the Chickasha Police Department.

Moore continued, "OSBI was contacted and will be conducting the shooting investigation. This is standard practice when you have officer involved shootings."

Maul was treated at Grady Memorial hospital and is now being held in the Grady County jail on numerous charges including 3 counts of shooting with intent to kill, no state driver's license, eluding and possession of marijuana.

A 16 year old passenger was questioned and released to a guardian at the scene. No charges are pending against the teen.