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One dead following shootout with U.S. Marshals in Cleveland County

Multiple agencies investigate a shooting involving the US Marshals May 17 in Cleveland County. (KOKH/David Young)

One person is dead following a shootout with the U.S. Marshals Metro Fugitive Task Force Thursday in Cleveland County.

The U.S. Marshals Office confirmed that deputies were attempting to arrest a man on multiple federal warrants around 11:15 a.m. May 17 along 108 Avenue SE, south of SH-9.

"Upon trying to take him into custody, the individual got out of his pickup, and started firing a rifle at task force members," said Johnny Kuhlman, U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Oklahoma.

Task members fired back and hit the suspect. He was transported to Norman Regional Hospital, where he later died.

"We also have a couple of task force members that suffered some minor injuries," said Kuhlman.

A few hours later, the Oklahoma City Fire Department was called to a home in the 9500 block of W. Britton Road to test a substance found at the house. Authorities say the hazmat situation was related to the shooting in Noble.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the Oklahoma City Police Department will conduct a joint investigation into the shooting. Names of the officers involved will not be released until the investigation is finished.


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