Trooper, OKCPD officer cleared in fatal March shooting
OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) —
An Oklahoma City Police Department officer and Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper have been cleared in a March shooting that left a pursuit suspect dead.
Officer Jarrod Jackson and Trooper Mike Moler have been cleared of any wrongdoing in the March 4 fatal shooting of George Seeton.
Police reports show that at approximately 6:45 a.m. Moler attempted to pull over a truck, driven by Seeton, near Interstate 240 and Air Depot for having a tag light out. At some point, the vehicle sped away from the trooper, beginning a pursuit.
Officer Jackson joined the pursuit at SE 44 and S. Eastern. At SE 32 and S. Kelley, the suspect failed to negotiate a turn and crashed into the yard of a home. As the two approached the vehicle it was put in reverse and driven towards Jackson. Both fired their weapons, striking Seeton.
Seeton was pronounced dead on scene. Body camera footage the officers firing into the vehicle. Shortly after officers open the door of the truck and Seeton falls out of the vehicle. He later died.
Police say that Seeton was driving a stolen vehicle. The vehicle struck Officer Jackson's patrol unit after Seeton was shot.